Some modest wildfowl counts included 4 Whooper Swan, 2 Pink-footed Geese, 162 Wigeon, 20 Tufted Duck, 5 Goldeneye, Smew and 7 Red-breasted Merganser. 184 Purple Sandpiper represented another peak in their numbers and were coupled with high counts of 28 Bar-tailed Godwit and 127 Turnstone. The strong winds also brought in many gulls including 121 Herring Gulls, 319 Common Gulls and 3 juvenile Iceland Gulls.
Highlights included 6 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, juvenile Iceland Gull, juvenile Glaucous Gull, 8 Tysties and 158 auk sp. on seawatch.
More of the same but the lingering winter specialties continue to inspire. 2 Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Diver, 10 Long-tailed Duck, Peregrine, juvenile Iceland Gull, 10 Tysties, 7 Sylarks and 2 Pink-footed Geese.