Traditional spring Hooded Crow appears

20th April 2009 - hazy sun NE1
Murky conditions continued to dominate early morning (0630-0730) however sightings included 245 Common Scoter, 42 Sandwich Tern, 24 Gannet, 18 Red-throated Diver, 6 Razorbill, 2 Guillemot and single Manx Shearwater and Fulmar.
Grounded Migrants
With the exception of 22 Wheatear, a generally quiet day, additional sightings were limited to 4 Willow Warbler and single Sedge Warbler and Blackcap.
Diurnal Migration
A skein of 8 Pink-footed Geese flew north early morning, the now traditional spring Hooded Crow drifted down the western shore and small numbers of Swallow and Meadow Pipit continue to move through.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 30 Purple Sandpiper, 6 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Whimbrel.
At least 2 Little Egret remain and a Short-eared Owl continues to linger.
Brown Hare, Weasel and Badger were all logged.