Slavonian Grebe and Velvet Scoter

21st November 2009 - rain SE4/5/6
A huge flock of 6000 Common Scoter contained at least 2 Velvet Scoter. Also seen (0830-0930) were an adult Little Gull and small numbers of Kittiwake, Red-throated Diver, Guillemot and Razorbill. Further interest was provided at high tide when a Slavonian Grebe was found sheltering along the eastern shore.
Wildfowl and Waders
The pale-bellied Brent Goose flock continues to increase steadily with 117 birds seen while 6 Shoveler were logged. Waders included 6 Purple Sandpiper and 2 Greenshank.
Just 5 Little Egret were seen in the inhospitable conditions and other sightings included 70 Twite and several Peregrine and Merlin.