Black Guillemot and Swallow

3rd April 2022 –sunny spells/calm then W3
A dawn check of the sea revealed a congregation of 10 Shag. Later observations on the rising tide (1000-1100) added 190 Common Scoter, 83 Sandwich Tern, 76 Kittiwake, 37 Gannet, 10 Red-throated Diver, 7 Red-breasted Merganser and a Black Guillemot.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to single Goldcrest and Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
Whilst remaining slow, the first 2 Swallow flew through and a skein of 70 Pink-footed Geese headed north.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock contained 330 light-bellied birds and a Purple Sandpiper was the pick of the waders.
The Hooded Crow remains and a total of 26 Little Egret were logged.