White-fronted Geese linger

20th November 2016 – sunny spells NE2/1
A group of 18 Shag congregated at dawn and 2 Red-throated Diver were seen.
Grounded Migrants
The Chiffchaff continues in residence.
Diurnal Migration
Sightings included 40 Pink-footed Geese, 5 Whooper Swan, 3 Tree Sparrow, 2 Mistle Thrush and a Brambling.
Wildfowl and Waders
Wildfowl sightings were dominated by geese with 206 pale-bellied Brent Geese, 42 Barnacle Geese and 2 White-fronted Geese amongst the species present. A redhead Goosander was new for the year.
A total of 20 Little Egret were recorded and single Water Rail and Merlin were also seen.