Hooded Crow headlines

3rd April 2011 – early showers then sunny spellsSW4/3
Early morning observations (0800-0900) were led by a group of 5 Little Gull (3 adults + 2 first-winter) along with 42 Common Scoter, 40 Sandwich Tern, 12 Kittiwake, 6 Guillemot, 5 Gannet and 4 Red-throated Diver,
Grounded Migrants
A Hooded Crow was the pick of the grounded birds which also included 12 Willow Warbler, 10 Pink-footed Geese, 7 Wheatear, 5 Chiffchaff and single Fieldfare and Goldcrest.
Diurnal Migration
A flock of 8 Whooper Swan headed north early morning and small numbers of Swallow and Sand Martin continue to trickle through.
Wildfowl and Waders
The long-staying Barnacle Goose flock, including the three colour-ringed birds, remain in residence with 20 birds logged while waders included 3 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Greenshank amongst 890 Redshank.
Two Raven were seen with single Barn Owl, Little Owl and Little Egret also logged.