Morning observations (0900-1000) proved less spectacular than of late with just small numbers of Red-throated Diver, Common Scoter and Kittiwake moving through.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held just 10 pale-bellied birds, 2 Scaup were amongst 30 Goldeneye and 20 Red-breasted Merganser while 3 Greenshank continue to linger.
A Jackdaw showing the characteristics associated with “Nordic Jackdaw” appeared briefly before flying northeast. The bird was then relocated later, at Roa Island and along the Rampside/Roa Island causeway and is presumably the same bird that was present in the area during the winter 2008/2009. In addition, a Water Rail called, 2 Little Egret were logged and 4 Raven tussled over carrion.