Long-tailed Duck

24th December 2019 – rain clearing ESE2
Observations over the sea (0845-0945) produced 40 Common Scoter, 30 Shag, 23 Red-throated Diver, 16 Guillemot, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Kittiwake and a female/first-winter male Long-tailed Duck.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 4 Fieldfare and 3 Mistle Thrush.
Wildfowl and Waders
A total of 269 pale-bellied Brent Geese and a single Whooper Swan were logged.
The Hooded Crow put in another appearance and 25 Twite were seen. At least 49 Little Egret were along the eastern shore