Geese on the move

8th February 2009 - overcast/snow by evening SE3
At least 12 Shag remain scattered along the western shore.
Grounded Migrants
A solitary Fieldfare was the only bird to trouble the scorers.
Diurnal Migration
A total of 1020 Pink-footed Geese headed northwards early morning while a skein of 16 Barnacle Geese flew south.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 111 pale-bellied birds, also seen were 14 Goldeneye, 12 Shoveler, 6 Greenshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and a female Scaup.
Island oddities turned up during Winter Atlas fieldwork included 2 Coal Tit and single Grey Wagtail and Great Spotted Woodpecker. At least 4 Little Egret merged into the snow late afternoon and a flock of 80 Twite contained at least one colour-ringed bird.