A perhaps predictable end to the year

31st December 2009 - overcast/early frost NE2/3
The flock of 2000 Common Scoter continue to reside distantly offshore, other sightings were limited to small numbers of Red-throated Diver, Razorbill and Kittiwake.
Grounded Migrants
Winter thrushes continue to dominate with 150 Fieldfare, 26 Redwing and 3 Mistle Thrush logged.
Diurnal Migration
A total of 230 Pink-footed Geese flew through in 4 skeins.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock contained 98 pale-bellied individuals including six colour-ringed birds - four old favourites and two new birds. Waders included 4 Jack Snipe amongst 65 Snipe.
A Merlin hunted Skylarks over the tide and 5 Little Egret were seen.