First Gannet of the year

19th February 2017 – overcast/drizzle/mist SW2
Early morning observations before the weather closed in (0730-0830) produced 46 Common Scoter, 17 Red-breasted Merganser, 15 Red-throated Diver, 6 Razorbill, 4 Kittiwake and the first Gannet of the year.
Grounded Migrants
Further hints of spring were provided by 3 Great Tit and single Chaffinch and Pied Wagtail.
Wildfowl and Waders
A group of 10 Shoveler were logged.
A Peregrine was the best of the rest.