Scaup continue to increase

5th February 2020 – overcast/calm
A check over calm seas (0745-0845) revealed 5100 Eider, 31 Red-throated Diver, 22 Common Scoter, 16 Shag, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Red-breasted Merganser, 8 Razorbill and a drake Scaup.
Grounded Migrants
Three Fieldfare and 3 Redwing were logged.
Diurnal Migration
A skein of 50 Pink-footed Geese and a group of 4 Whooper Swan headed north.
Wildfowl and Waders
There are now 8 Scaup (6 females + 2 first-winter males) and waders included 7 Greenshank.
The Hooded Crow put in another appearance and 5 Twite and single Merlin, Peregrine and Little Owl were the best of the rest.