First returning Red-throated Divers appear offshore

3rd September 2017 – overcast/rain soon SSE4/5
Early morning observations on the rising tide (0715-0745) provided 20 Gannet, 20 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Diver and single Manx Shearwater, Kittiwake and Sandwich Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Only evidenced by a single Chiffchaff and Whitethroat in the deteriorating conditions.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 23 Greenshank and single Ruff and Black-tailed Godwit amongst 1350 Redshank.