Brent Goose numbers continue to build

30th October 2009 - overcast/murky SE4/5/
Sightings on the rising tide (0800-0900) included 56 Common Scoter, 33 Razorbill, 3 Shag and a Kittiwake.
Grounded Migrants
A few Blackbird were the remnants of earlier arrivals.
Diurnal Migration
Just 550 Starling and a late Swallow were logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock increased to 65 pale-bellied birds which included several colour-ringed individuals. Also recorded were 34 Red-breasted Merganser, 20 Greenshank and a Black-tailed Godwit.
A few Red Admiral remain on the wing.
Migrants involved 2 Silver Y.