Gadwall and Water Rail new for the year!

20th February 2011 – overcast/murky SE3
A quick scan over the sea in poor visibility on the rising tide revealed 9 Shag and 5 Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
Three Fieldfare were evident in a small influx of Blackbird.
Diurnal Migration
A skein of 21 Pink-footed Geese headed south
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 124 pale-bellied birds and at least 20 Barnacle Geese remain, with both flocks still holding the regularly seen darvic ringed birds. A drake Gadwall was new for the year and waders included 3 Greenshank and a Purple Sandpiper.
A day-flying Barn Owl was logged, the flock of 70 Twite remain and a Water Rail was logged.