The first Brent Geese have returned

19th September 2021 – overcast/rain at times/SW2
Early morning observations over the sea (0715-0815) produced 575 Common Scoter, 26 Red-throated Diver, 23 Gannet, 11 Razorbill, 9 Guillemot, 9 Kittiwake, 2 Red-breasted Merganser and single Arctic Skua and Manx Shearwater.
Grounded Migrants
Little on offer with just 4 Wheatear, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat and a Grey Wagtail logged.
Diurnal Migration
An Osprey flew southwest at 1730hrs.
Wildfowl and Waders
The first 18 pale-bellied Brent Geese have returned and 12 Pintail were amongst a Wigeon influx which saw 1050 birds logged.
Two Raven were the best of the rest.