Slavonian Grebe & Black Guillemot

26th November 2018 – sunny spells NE3/2/1
Observations over the mouth of Morecambe Bay on the flooding tide (0800-1000) were led by single Slavonian Grebe and Black Guillemot. Also seen were 5020 Eider, 15 Common Scoter, 12 Shag, 7 Red-breasted Merganser and 3 Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 5 Song Thrush and a Redwing
Diurnal Migration
A further 60 Pink-footed Geese flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 118 pale-bellied birds, 9 Shoveler were seen and the 3 Scaup continue to linger. Waders included 3 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Greenshank.
Birds of prey included 2 Merlin and 2 Peregrine. A group of 20 Twite were the best of the rest.