Marsh Harrier and Scaup

28th October 2019 – bright and sunny V1
Observations over the sea produced 5 Shag.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 29 Redwing, 8 Fieldfare and 3 Song Thrush, otherwise just 2 Goldcrest were logged.
Diurnal Migration
A Marsh Harrier headed north over the island late morning and additional sightings included 300 Jackdaw, 290 Pink-footed Goose, 44 Tree Sparrow, 30 Fieldfare, 21 Lesser Redpoll, 8 Siskin, 5 Greenfinch, 3 Rock Pipit and 2 Whooper Swan.
Wildfowl and Waders
A female Scaup was newly arrived and waders included 9 Greenshank.
Two Barn Owl, 2 Little Owl, Buzzard, Merlin and Peregrine were the best of the rest.