Weather: light air, bright sunshine, vis 2 miles
A calm spring-like morning spent in the sunshine over the tide turned out to be very productive for a January visit, particularly for birds on the sea. A Slavonian Grebe dived distantly off the west side, the first here for nearly 5 years, while earlier a Great Northern Diver had flown passed the north end travelling east. Other notables present on the water were 19 Red-throated Divers, 32 Great-Crested Grebes, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Guillemot and 135 Common Scoter. Duck species were not to be outdone with a male Wigeon and 2 Teal showing, also the drake Eider from Tuesday spending the high tide roosting on Middle with the Oystercatchers and then floating up the east side as the tide ebbed to feed off the north west corner.