Pett Level wildfowl and seabirds

9th January 2012, Monday

Among c.80 Canada Geese and c.70 Greylags this morning, I counted 11 Dark-bellied Brents, 12 White-fronts, 4 Pinkfeet and the Bar-headed Goose that’s been going around with the Canadas this winter. The pools held a drake Pintail and 2 drake Ruddy Ducks, and a huge flock of scoter on the sea included a few Velvets with 7 more Velvets coming past. About 25 Red-throated Divers passed by, some landing on the sea, plus 2 Razorbills and a Guillemot, and single Gannet and Bonxie were reported.