An hour at the fishing boats this morning saw plenty of Gannets moving west, very small numbers of Red-throated Divers and Auks, along with the usual Great-crested Grebes and Cormorants, a drake Eider being the only notable bird.
On the reserve the Long-eared Owl was on its chosen perch, 5 Smew and 8 Goldeneye could be seen among the common wildfowl. Also at last a Kingfisher posed for me though the light conditions were terrible.
Agreat White Egret was on the New Diggings and another at the south end of the ARC.
1w Caspian Gull