08.50-09.50 from the fishing boats:
Brent: 11 up
Red-throated Diver: 10 down 4 up
Fulmar: 1 down
Gannet: 129 down
Oystercatcher: 3 up 3 down
Kittiwake: 129 down
Auk: 3 up
The rest of the morning taken up with domestic stuff.
At Scotney the drake Scaup still but no wild geese, I was unable to find the 3 Black-necked Grebes but there were at least 2 on New Excavations,
On Walland all the wild Swans present and correct.
Late afternoon at the reserve in the company of DW and GH watching the Egrets come in to roost.
9 Great-white Egrets and a minimum of 23 Little Egrets roosted, a party of 3 Cattle Egrets came in and a few minutes later another 2. It was very dark and they did come in quickly so we may have made a mistake, so it looks like my early evenings are going to be booked for the near future.