Another Little Gull

9th December 2018 – bright and sunny NW3/4/5
Early morning observations over the sea (0815-0915) produced an adult Little Gull along with 58 Common Scoter, 9 Red-throated Diver, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Kittiwake and 3 Razorbill.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 4 Redwing.
Wildfowl and Waders
A flock of 19 Barnacle Geese were grounded, the 3 Scaup and female Goosander remain. Waders included 4500 Oystercatcher, 2 Greenshank and 2 Black-tailed Godwit.
Birds of prey included 2 Little Owl, 2 Peregrine, 2 Sparrowhawk and single Merlin. Groups of 18 Twite and 20 Linnet were logged.
Butterflies and Moths
The Winter Moth was likely to be the final species to be added to the year list.