Early morning goose spectacular

14th April 2022 – sunny spells/calm
Early morning observations saw 150 Common Scoter, 50 Sandwich Tern, 21 Red-throated Diver, 5 Shag, 5 Gannet, 2 Red-breasted Merganser and 2 Guillemot logged.
Grounded Migrants
Another smattering of sightings saw 18 Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap and 3 Chiffchaff recorded.
Diurnal Migration
The first few hours after dawn saw a record-breaking spring movement of Pink-footed Geese with 12,330 birds recorded. Also seen were 10 Sand Martin and 5 Swallow.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 2 Whimbrel.
The long-staying Hooded Crow remains.
Two Harbour Porpoise were offshore.
Butterflies and Moths
An early Brown Silver-line was the first of the year.