Yellowhammer surprise

16th February 2014 – bright and sunny W4/3
Early morning observations (0810-0910) proved disappointing with just 12 Kittiwake, 11 Common Scoter, 4 Red-throated Diver and 2 Razorbill logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 163 pale-bellied birds and waders included 2 Purple Sandpiper.
An adult Mediterranean Gull was logged and passerines included a Yellowhammer amongst 45 Reed Bunting, 36 Rock Pipit and single Mistle Thrush and Grey Wagtail.