Little Gulls and late Arctic Skuas

15th December 2011 – sunshine and showers W2/3
A check over the sea on the rising tide (1015-1115) produced 2 adult Little Gull and 2 Arctic Skua amongst 480 Kittiwake, 21 Red-throated Diver, 14 Common Scoter and 8 Shag.
Diurnal Migration
A flock of 8 Whooper Swan and a Brambling were on the move.
Wildfowl and Waders
Just 10 pale-bellied Brent Geese were logged but the Long-tailed Duck remains.
Little Egrets continue to show well along the eastern shore.