Monday, 1 January 2018


My plans to get out and blitz the new patch for New Year's Day were variously scuppered, mainly by the weather, and my coverage amounted to a short seawatch and a high tide wader count. The sea produced a couple of nice surprises, namely two westbound Bonxies and a Fulmar. Other bits included 11 Red-throated Divers, six Red-breasted Mergansers, 22 Gannets and 26 Kittiwakes. At high tide, 230 Dunlin, 57 Ringed Plovers, 10 Grey Plovers and 25 Sanderlings arrived in the roost field.