Scaup fly by

21st October 2021 – bright and sunny NNW3/4
Early morning observations over the sea (0800-0900) produced 287 Razorbill, 93 Common Scoter, 12 Guillemot, 5 Scaup, 3 Red-throated Diver, 3 Red-breasted Merganser and a Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes were limited to 3 Redwing and a Song Thrush, also seen were single Goldcrest and Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
The skies again provided some variety with 790 Jackdaw, 60 Skylark, 28 Carrion Crow, 28 Rook, 20 Chaffinch, 17 Woodpigeon, 6 Pied Wagtail, 6 Tree Sparrow, 5 Stock Dove, 3 Whooper Swan, 2 Swallow, 2 Siskin and single Brambling and Rock Pipit.
Both Hen Harriers continue to hunt the island while Buzzard and Merlin were the best of the rest.