Kittiwakes and skuas

3rd November 2009 - sunshine and showers SW5/6
Morning observations on the rising tide (0830-1030) produced 444 Kittiwake, 40 Common Scoter, 33 Razorbill, 6 Guillemot, 3 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Skua and an Arctic Skua.
Grounded Migrants
Newly arrived birds included 16 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing and single Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush and Lesser Redpoll.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock increased to 106 birds involving 79 pale-bellied and 27 dark-bellied individuals.
At least 10 Rock Pipit were flushed from the salt marshes by the high tide and 25 Twite were logged.