Black-throated Diver

7th November 2013 – overcast SW4/5/6
Early morning observations (0800-0900) produced 46 Common Scoter, 16 Razorbill, 8 Kittiwake and a Gannet. Further observations on the falling tide added more interesting variety with a Black-throated Diver and 30 Common Scoter, 7 Scaup, 4 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver and a drake Velvet Scoter logged.
Grounded Migrants
A Goldcrest was the only evidence suggestive of newly grounded birds.
Diurnal Migration
A flock of 30 Jackdaw was logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
A redhead Goosander was again amongst 55 Red-breasted Merganser and waders included 14 Greenshank and 10 Black-tailed Godwit.
Single Hooded Crow and Raven were also recorded.