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Saturday, 25 February 2017

Saturday 25th February 2017

5 Scaup flying south is the first sighting of this species since we last saw any which is so many years ago I can't remember when ! Back in the day they used to get noted at least annually but not any more. Also on the move southbound 50 Red-throated Diver, 39 Brent, 4 Shelduck, 2 Knot, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Scoter & Avocet with northbound 30 Brent & 5 Red-throats plus up to 8 Gannet appearing offshore when shipping was coming in or out. The Avocet is also worth highlighting as the first record of the year so far.