Black-throated Diver stars

28th February 2010 – overcast NE1/2
Early morning observations on the rising tide (0800-0900) were led by a Black-throated Diver, the first to be recorded for several years. Also seen were 20 Red-breasted Merganser, 10 Kittiwake, 8 Red-throated Diver, 8 Shag and 4 Common Scoter.
Grounded Migrants
Just 5 Fieldfare and a Redwing remained from yesterday.
Diurnal Migration
A couple of adult Whooper Swan headed south.
Wildfowl and Waders
The flock of 42 Barnacle Geese and a female Gadwall remain and waders included 7 Greenshank and 4 Black-tailed Godwit.
A flock of 50 Twite, 2 Raven and several Little Egret were also seen.