Great Northern Diver and Scaup

7th December 2018 – sunny spells W4/5/6 gusting to 50mph
Early morning observations over the sea (0800-0900) produced 12 Kittiwake, 4 Common Scoter and a Red-throated Diver. A Great Northern Diver was off the sheltered eastern shore over the tide.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to a single Fieldfare.
Wildfowl and Waders
The 3 Scaup continue in residence while the Brent Goose flock only held 45 pale and a single dark-bellied Brent Goose. Waders included 4500 Oystercatcher, 700 Knot, 28 Black-tailed Godwit and 8 Greenshank.
Two Little Owl were logged while a Merlin and 21 Twite were the best of the rest.