Scaup and Scoters

24th September 2017 – overcast SSE4/3/2
Early morning observations (0730-0900) produced a drake Scaup amongst 510 Common Scoter. Also seen were 62 Gannet, 28 Wigeon, 19 Razorbill, 11 Teal, 6 Red-throated Diver, 5 Kittiwake and 2 Sandwich Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to 6 Goldcrest and single Wheatear and Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
Still low key with just 60 Meadow Pipit, 3 Swallow and 3 Grey Wagtail logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 210 Knot and a Black-tailed Godwit.
Goldfinch were prominent with 280 birds recorded.