Common Scoter on the move

8th April 2024 – showers SE1/2
Observations over the sea (0700-0800) revealed 820 Common Scoter along with 10 Kittiwake, 9 Red-throated Diver, 3 Red-breasted Merganser and 2 Sandwich Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Remaining slow with sightings limited to 3 Wheatear, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap and a Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
A skein of 320 Pink-footed Geese headed north and a few Swallows continue to trickle through.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 531 light-bellied birds.
The Hooded Crow remains.
Butterflies and Moths
The first Small White and Red Admiral were on the wing and the moth trap attracted a Clouded Drab.