A Grey Phalarope was picked up flying into the bay this morning; it landed on the sea just west of the Observation tower and remained on the sea for 20 minutes. It was difficult to see because of the rough sea, but every so often would fly up then settle back onto the sea. It flew off west and seemed to land on the sea by the point but could not be relocated. Also of note was a 1CY Black Guillemot which flew west.
2 Shelducks west, 13 Wigeons west, 6 Pintails west, 29 Common Scoters west, 2 Goldeneyes west, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers east, 3 Red-throated Divers west, 5 Great Crested Grebes west, 1 Grey Phalarope, 11 Kittiwakes west, 13 Little Gulls west, 1 Guillemot west, 9 Auk sp west and 1 Black Guillemot west.
38 Pink-footed Geese south.
11 Whooper Swans, 325 Wigeons, 350 Teal, 4 Shovelers, 5 Goldeneyes, 12 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Merlins, 1 Peregrine, 41 Ringed Plovers, 75 Golden Plovers, 500 Lapwings, 175 Sanderlings, 1 Jack Snipe, 35 Snipe, 47 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Med. Gull, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Short-eared Owl and 7 Rock Pipits.