Seabirds dominate sightings

23rd November 2009 - overcast WSW4/5
A Great Northern Diver was close inshore and at least 2 Velvet Scoter were again in the large flock of Common Scoter which, although high seas made numbers difficult to assess, contained at least 3000 birds. Other sightings (0815-0915 & 0945-1145) were led by 2 Great Skua, a dark phase Arctic Skua and a late Gannet amongst 44 Kittiwake, 33 Pintail, 10 Razorbill and 2 Guillemot.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock contained 110 pale-bellied birds with disturbance, or the lack of it, elsewhere in Morecambe Bay accounting fot the widely fluctuating daily totals.
A Merlin and the usual scattering of Little Egret were the pick of the remaining sightings.