Arctic Skua and Whooper Swans

7th October 2017 – overcast/showers W3/4/5
A check of the sea (0730-0900) produced 100 Razorbill, 72 Common Scoter, 10 Red-throated Diver, 7 Gannet, 6 Kittiwake, 3 Shag and an Arctic Skua.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to a few Goldcrest.
Diurnal Migration
A group of 4 Whooper Swan headed south between the showers.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 95 pale-bellied birds and one dark bellied bird. Additional sightings included 10 Shoveler, 2450 Redshank, 815 Curlew, 570 Turnstone, 250 Golden Plover, 190 Grey Plover, 21 Greenshank and a Black-tailed Godwit.
A Merlin was again the best of the rest.