Velvet Scoter

11th December 2022 – cold and frosty NNE1
A check of the sea revealed 30 Shag, 11 Red-breasted Merganser, 9 Great Crested Grebe and a female Velvet Scoter.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 8 Song Thrush and single Redwing and Fieldfare.
Diurnal Migration
A flock of 42 Pink-footed Geese and 5 Whooper Swan moved through.
Wildfowl and Waders
A cold weather influx produced 800 Pintail and 9 Shoveler.
The Hooded Crow continues its residency and 2 Water Rail and a Peregrine were the best of the rest.