Knot begin to build

30th January 2011 – overcast/cold S2
A check over the sea on the high tide revealed 26 Common Scoter, 17 Red-breasted Merganser, 7 Red-throated Diver and 2 Shag.
Grounded Migrants
Two Fieldfare were newly arrived but quickly moved on.
Wildfowl and Waders
Wildfowl included 116 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 25 Barnacle Geese and a Pink-footed Goose. A flock of 5000 Knot was the largest recorded so far this winter and 2 Greenshank were logged.
A group of 50 Twite and a Merlin were seen.