Rock Pipit Bonanza

12th January 2013 – sunny spells E4
An early morning check of the sea produced 14 Red-breasted Merganser, 11 Common Scoter, 8 Red-throated Diver, 7 Razorbill and a Whooper Swan.
Diurnal Migration
A total of 195 Pink-footed Geese headed south in three groups and 10 Whooper Swan headed north.
Wildfowl and Waders
Single Shoveler and Purple Sandpiper were logged.
A total of 47 Rock Pipit were flushed from the salt marsh by the high tide and additional sightings included 20 Twite, 6 Little Egret, 2 Raven and single Little Owl and Merlin.