Pink-footed Geese flood through

18th April 2024 – bright start/rain later SE1/2 then WSW3/6
Observations over the sea (0630-0730) produced 71 Sandwich Tern, 23 Common Scoter, 13 Red-throated Diver, 8 Guillemot, 4 Gannet and an Arctic Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to 11 Wheatear, 3 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler and 2 White Wagtail
Diurnal Migration
Early morning Pink-footed Goose passage was spectacular with a total of 6095 birds recorded as they took advantage of the break in the weather and headed north.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 19 Whimbrel and 2 Greenshank.
The long-staying Hooded Crow remains and two additional birds were seen.
Breeding Birds
Skylark and Lapwing were displaying in the early morning sunshine.