WeBS count takes precedence

15th February 2009 - overcast W2/3
Again disappointingly quiet offshore, early morning sightings (0830-0930) produced just 3 Razorbill, 3 Red-throated Diver, 2 Common Scoter and 2 Kittiwake.
Diurnal Migration
A skein of 45 Pink-footed Geese flew through.
Grounded Migrants
The only obvious migrant was a single Fieldfare.
Wildfowl and Waders
Highlights of the monthly WeBS count included 7500 Knot, 4710 Oystercatcher, 1300 Redshank, 930 Curlew, 760 Golden Plover, 670 Dunlin, 670 Wigeon, 255 Grey Plover, 205 Turnstone, 6 Greenshank and 5 Black-tailed Godwit.
A total of 90 Twite included two colour-ringed birds, also seen were Little Egret, Little Owl and Merlin.
A few Grey Seal and a single Hare were seen.