Wild geese continue to linger

5th April 2011 – overcast/mist/murk/showers SW5
The miserable conditions again meant that the sea provided the main interest with morning observations (0815-0915) producing a dark phase Arctic Skua chasing Sandwich Terns along with small numbers Gannet, Razorbill, Red-throated Diver, Common Scoter and Fulmar.
Grounded Migrants
A Chiffchaff and 7 Willow Warbler were leftovers from the small fall earlier in the week, however; 2 Mistle Thrush were newly arrived.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 90 pale-bellied individuals and other sightings included the seemingly resident 20 Barnacle Geese and 9 Pink-footed Geese.
The Herald and Angle Shades were new for the year while immigrants were represented by a Dark Sword-grass