Little Gull provides highlight

16th January 2010 – overcast/early rain S4
Early morning observations (0900-1000) were led by a southbound adult Little Gull. Also seen were 21 Red-breasted Merganser, 14 Common Scoter, 4 Razorbill and a Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
Thrushes continue to be prominent with 110 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing and 3 Mistle Thrush logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock contained 108 pale-bellied birds and 4 Gadwall were logged. Waders included Greenshank and Black-tailed Godwit.
Finch flocks included 100 Linnet and 100 Twite and at least 4 Little Egret remain.

If visiting the island please try to avoid disturbance to roosting and feeding birds, although the freeze is slowly receding, much of the open water remains frozen and birds are continuing to struggle to survive.