Excellent winter birding

14th January 2012 – bright and sunny/early frost E2/3
Small numbers of Common Scoter and Red-throated Diver were on the move but the highlights involved 10 Shag and an out of season Great Skua.
Diurnal Migration
A flock of 11 Whooper Swan headed north and a total of 110 Pink-footed Geese flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
A brace of Black-necked Grebe were the pick of the sightings which also included the long-staying Long-tailed Duck amongst 20 Goldeneye and 10 Greenshank.
A Short-eared Owl hunted over the salt marsh with both Little Owl and Peregrine also seen.