The first Hen harrier of the autumn/winter flew passed the obs today and was the star bird of a good and varied day. A pair (male and female) of Goldeneye, also the first of the 'winter' were off the north end in the morning and other duck logged were 5 Teal and a single Wigeon.
The Brent are up to 42 individuals as they continue to increase, also on the shore were 4 Little Egrets, 35 Bar-tailed Godwits and a Black-tailed Godwit and excellent counts of 6,500 Dunlin, 4,000 Knot, 560 Sanderling and 360 Shelduck. A Mute Swan flew south west passed the island. A Blackcap was the only significant bird in the trapping areas.
(DB,NDW + 2)