Holme Bird Observatory Friday 15th November 2019

A fairly cold and quiet day with a strong onshore wind throughout. Unsurprisingly most interest came from the sea with counts including 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 34 Eiders, 36 Common Scoters, 180 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 9 Red-breasted Mergansers, Red-throated Diver, Great Skua and a single Little Gull east.

Other interest included 5 Marsh Harriers, 2 Bearded Tits down the east bank, 2 Siskins lingering in the pines and 300 or more Lapwings on the grazing marsh.