Long-tailed Duck reappears

26th January 2008 - overcast SW6/7
Early morning observations (0830-0930) provided just 4 Kittiwake, 2 Razorbill and a Red-throated Diver along the western seaboard. However, the Slavonian Grebe remains in residence on the calmer waters along the eastern shore.
Wildfowl and Waders
The adult drake Long-tailed Duck reappeared and a single dark-bellied Brent Goose joined the flock of 64 pale-bellied Brent Geese. Waders included: 10000 Knot, 3000 Dunlin, 9 Greenshank and a Spotted Redshank.
A flock of 40 Twite were logged, also seen were 3 Little Egret and single Merlin and Peregrine.