Storms cause severe flooding

5th January 2014 – overcast/rain soon SE4/5
A check over the sea on the rising tide produced 125 Common Scoter, 22 Red-breasted Merganser and 5 Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
A Fieldfare was newly arrived.
Wildfowl and Waders
The three Scaup and Long-tailed Duck remain and waders included 7500 Oystercatcher, 6300 Knot and 11 Greeenshank.
Several Little Egret remain in residence and Merlin, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel were all logged.
The high tides and gales in recent days caused flooding across the island with roads impassable.