Slavonian Grebe and Little Gull

8th December 2009 - bright start then rain S2/3/4
Morning observations (0830-0930) provided an adult Little Gull along with 55 Common Scoter, 11 Kittiwake, 10 Red-throated Diver, 3 Razorbill, 2 Teal and 2 Red-breasted Merganser. A Slavonian Grebe was off the eastern shore on the rising tide.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock contained 127 pale-bellied birds - but just one juvenile. Also seen were 11 Shoveler, 4 Greenshank and a lingering Scaup.
A mobile and flighty flock of Twite contained 74 birds and a Little Owl was seen. Just three Little Egret were logged suggesting numbers have started to dwindle.