Further signs of spring

18th February 2017 – overcast SW2/3
An early morning check of the sea produced just 6 Shag, 3 Common Scoter and 2 Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
Three Fieldfare were logged.
Diurnal Migration
A skein of 61 Pink-footed Geese headed north as did 2 Siskin.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 300 pale-bellied and 89 dark-bellied birds.
A Water Rail and 25 Twite were the best of the rest.
At least nine colour-ringed birds were amongst the Brent Goose flock including birds ringed in Canada, Iceland, Northern Ireland and The Netherlands.