Monday, 5 March 2018


An hour of seawatching during the morning paid off with a redhead Goosander on the sea and eastward passage involving eight Eiders, a Shelduck, 39 Red-throated Divers, 174 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 13 Red-breasted Mergansers and a Curlew. A flock of five Pintails headed west and on the sea were a further seven Red-breasted Mergansers and three Red-throated Divers. An adult and a 3CY Mediterranean Gull patrolled the beach. A vigil later in the day only served to increase the offshore Great Crested Grebe count from 11 to 14.