Great Northern Diver and Black Guillemot

3rd October 2014 – overcast S4/5
An early morning check over the sea (0730-0900) was highlighted by a Great Northern Diver amongst 230 Common Scoter, 110 Gannet, 50 Razorbill and 6 Red-throated Diver while further checks of the sea through the day added a first-winter Black Guillemot and a first-winter Mediterranean Gull.
Grounded Migrants
There no little evidence of any newly grounded birds with a few lingering Robin the only species logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 5 dark-bellied and 4 pale-bellied birds while waders included 14 Greenshank.
Single colour-ringed Little Egret and Cormorant were logged, hopefully details will follow.
At least 11 Little Egret were seen and another Mediterranean Gull – this time an adult was recorded while a Merlin was the best of the rest.