Starling brings up the 2000

5th December 2010 – bright and sunny with early morning frost/calm
Again relatively quiet over the sea with 5 Shag and 2 Red-throated Diver the pick of the sightings.
Grounded Migrants
An early morning gaggle of 16 Pink-footed Geese were the only evidence of grounded birds..
Diurnal Migration
Still some small scale movement in evidence with 55 Pink-footed Geese, 36 Skylark, 11 Chaffinch, 7 Brambling and single Whooper Swan and Mute Swan logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Long-tailed Duck and 28 Barnacle Geese remain while waders included 9 Greenshank.
A Short-eared Owl attracted the attentions of the local Carrion Crows.
A Starling was the 2000th bird trapped and ringed on the island by the observatory during 2010.
Early morning Pink-footed Geese.