Great Northern Diver and Little Gulls

3rd December 2018 – overcast then sunny spells NW1/2
Early morning observations (0800-0900) were led by 4 adult Little Gulls along with 41 Common Scoter, 14 Red-throated Diver, 10 Razorbill and a Kittiwake. Later at low tide the eastern shore revealed a Great Northern Diver amongst 8 Red-throated Diver and a single Black Guillemot.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to a single Fieldfare.
Diurnal Migration
A skein of 100 Pink-footed Geese headed south and 12 Jackdaw were logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The 3 Scaup remain amongst 12 Goldeneye and waders included 6 Greenshank and 3 Black-tailed Godwit.
Birds of prey included single Buzzard and Peregrine and a Water Rail was the best of the rest.