Wednesday, 3 January 2018


Wind and rain continued to make birding a struggle, even the sea remaining relatively lifeless. Six Common Scoters flew east and two Red-throated Divers, 15 Red-breasted Mergansers, five Kittiwakes, a Gannet and an auk sp were noted. A mass of 820 Common Gulls was the highlight of the day and six adult Mediterranean Gulls were around. The roost field contained 424 Dunlin, 42 Ringed Plovers and five Sanderlings at high tide, while 28 Turnstones were between there and the shore, where the sea was spilling onto the coastal path. All three wintering Stonechats were noted and a Moorhen was also present.