Whooper Swan, Velvet Scoter and Bonxie

1st October 2014 – overcast/rain later SW4/5
Early morning observations (0730-0900) were highlighted by a drake Velvet Scoter and a Great Skua along with 335 Common Scoter, 240 Razorbill, 18 Gannet, 7 Red-throated Diver, 3 Shag, 2 Guillemot and a Red-breasted Merganser.
Diurnal Migration
Just small numbers of Swallow, Skylark, Grey Wagtail and Meadow Pipit were on the move before the rain arrived.
Wildfowl and Waders
The first 2 Whooper Swan of the autumn appeared and waders included 10 Greenshank.
A Merlin and 2 Raven were the best of the rest.