Velvet Scoter

24th October 2018 – overcast WNW3/4
Early morning observations on the rising tide (0800-0900) were led by a female Velvet Scoter. Also seen were 51 Common Scoter, 23 Razorbill, 8 Kittiwake and 4 Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
Grounded birds involved 2 Lesser Redpoll and single Chiffchaff and Tree Sparrow.
Wildfowl and Waders
A drake Scaup was logged and waders included 400 Sanderling.
A Merlin and 4 Twite were the best of the rest.