Red-throated Divers on the move

22nd December 2019 – overcast/showers SSE2/3
A check of the sea on the falling tide (0845-1015) revealed a steady southbound passage of Red-throated Diver with 76 birds logged. Also seen were 83 Common Scoter, 30 Kittiwake, 14 Red-breasted Merganser and a Gannet. Another check at low tide (1130-1230) added 15 Red-throated Diver, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Shag and an additional first-winter male Scaup.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 8 Redwing and a Mistle Thrush.
Wildfowl and Waders
Four Scaup (3 females and a first-winter male) and 200 pale-bellied Brent Goose were logged while waders included 500 Knot and 6 Greenshank.
Two Raven and a Peregrine were the best of the rest..