Waking up to the foggy conditions again this morning, wasn't the most promising start at 04.30am. Overcast skies and light rain showers throughout the morning didn't pay any dividends as any migrants that might have been on their migration just can't see us in this weather, hence very few birds.
Sea watching was the order of the day with totals of 68 Red-throated Divers, (most heading South), 2 Avocet, 9 Gannet, 5 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Shelduck and 22 Brent Geese. An individual Brent Goose alighted on the nature reserve briefly, hanging out with some Shelduck. Also, several observers were lucky enough to see 3 Pomarine Skuas that headed North, maybe a family party?
Migrants came in the form of 1 Black Redstart, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrest, 1 Reed Bunting and 1 Grey Wagtail.
Ringing: 4 birds this morning - 1 Blackbird, 2 Goldcrest and 1 Blue Tit.