Gannet and Fulmar appear offshore

3rd February 2011 – sunny spells SW4/5/6
Morning observations on the rising tide (0840-0940) produced variety if not quantity with 21 Common Scoter, 15 Kittiwake, 14 Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Red-throated Diver, 3 Razorbill, 2 Fulmar and single Guillemot and Gannet.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 124 pale-bellied birds.
Several Little Egret and a Merlin were seen.