Scaup newly arrived

22nd January 2012 – sunny spells W6/7
A quick check over the sea early morning produced small numbers of Red-throated Diver and Common Scoter.
Grounded Migrants
A Blackbird – the first bird to trouble the ringers in 2012 – hinted at some movement.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Long-tailed Duck remains in residence also seen were a female Scaup and redhead Goosander.
A Barn Owl and 2 Short-eared Owl were seen.