15th April 2016

Today is, remarkably, the four-month anniversary of the arrival of the immature male Surf Scoter in the bay, which is still showing no inclination to return to the homeland (much to the dismay of the local razorfish population).

Surf Scoter this morning (Mark Parson)

Surf Scoter this morning (Mark Parson)

Other highlights consisted of an adult Yellow-legged Gull on this morning’s sea-watch (JS) and a Ring Ouzel in off at the Gap, while the arriving weather front mid-pm brought 25 Swallows and 35 Sand Martins to East Lea and the Dams.

Goldcrest, Top Scrub (Mark Pearson)

Goldcrest, Top Scrub (Mark Pearson)