Velvet Scoter leads offshore sightings

26th October 2007 - overcast/murky S5
A drake Velvet Scoter was the pick of offshore sightings although a steady passage of Razorbill over the tide provided a total of 1290 birds. Other sightings involved 43 Common Scoter, 20 Gannet, 12 Guillemot, 7 Shag and a Kittiwake.
Grounded Migrants
Again little evidence of newly grounded birds with just 2 Song Thrush and single Fieldfare, Redwing, Chiffchaff and Goldcrest logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
A total of 1820 Wigeon were logged along with 20 Pintail, 15 Greenshank and a Spotted Redshank.
Several Merlin and at least 6 Little Egret remain.
Two Harbour Porpoise were offshore.