First Gannet of the year appears offshore

25th February 2012 – sunny spells W3/4
A check over the sea early morning (0800-0900) produced the first Gannet of the year plus 18 Common Scoter and 4 Razorbill.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Long-tailed Duck, female Scaup and flock of 35 Barnacle Geese were still in residence and the Brent Goose flock held 138 pale-bellied and a single dark-bellied bird.
Several Little Egret and around 20 Rock Pipit were logged.