First Gannet of the year

8th February 2020 – sun and showers SSW3/4/5
Observations over the sea (0800-0900) produced 37 Razorbill, 17 Red-throated Diver, 12 Common Scoter, 12 Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Kittiwake and the first 2 Gannet of the year.
Wildfowl and Waders
The 9 Scaup remain(6 females + 3 males) and the Brent Goose flock held 404 pale-bellied and 82 dark-bellied Brent Geese. Waders included 7 Greenshank and 2 Purple Sandpiper.
An overwintering Blackcap visited an island feeding station and single Peregrine and Barn Owl were the best of the rest.