There was a notable increase in offshore passage today with an excellent variety of wildfowl to be seen and quite a few odds and ends thrown into the mix. Wildfowl included 273 Brent Geese, ten Shoveler, 112 Wigeon, 36 Pintail, 56 Teal, 11 Eider, three Velvet Scoter and 14 Red-breasted Mergansers. Of 105 divers, four were Black-throated and one was a Great Northern. Two Shags, a Great Skua, an Arctic Skua and six Sandwich Terns were also seen.
Very quiet on the land with just four Chiffchaffs around the Long Pits and a Firecrest in the Moat of interest.
Two Porpoises and a Grey Seal were offshore again.