Migration remains slow

5th April 2014 – overcast/rain soon S2/3
Early morning observations before the rain set in (0715-0915) produced 134 Common Scoter, 66 Sandwich Tern, 61 Gannet, 53 Razorbill, 14 Guillemot, 13 Red-throated Diver, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Goosander and 2 Kittiwake.
Diurnal Migration
Two Siskin were amongst small numbers of Meadow Pipit.
Grounded Migrants
Only 4 Chiffchaff and 3 Willow Warbler provided obvious evidence of newly arrived birds.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Long-tailed Duck continues in residence.
Barn Owl and Little Egret were the best of the rest.