This isn the second attempt at an update for today - computers boo hiss!!
Anyway a busy day again today. An hours sea watching was very productive with 31 little auks moving north. The long tailed duck passage was again in evidence with another 10 going through (3 north and 7 south) there were also 3 common scoter and 11 goldeneye - although the later were basically just sitting on the sea. Diver numbers are steadily increasing with 8 great northern and 1 red throated diver on the sea and another 4 red throats moving south.
Great stuff: a great northern diver on the sea.
The plantation was quite quiet as one would expect given the time of year but there were still 2 chiffchaff, 12 goldcrest and one each of treecreeper, robin and dunnock. Elsewhere on the dunes there were 3 corn buntings and a single snow bunting.
The flooding on the poools continues to attract good numbers of water fowl with many geese hanging around all day which is always great to see. The biggest surprise though was a spotted redshank on the pools - these are normally autumnal visitors so to see one late into November is exceptional.
Raptors were well represented again today with the highlights being a ringtail hen harrier and a merlin.