Record shot of a Pale-bellied Brent Goose past Cromer yesterday
It was one of those rare mornings yesterday when the wind was meant to be from the east. It was, but in was only a breeze and it didn’t come from too far out in the North Sea. Nevertheless I decided to give sea-watching from Cromer east cliffs a go. There was plenty of stuff about – mostly wildfowl – and nearly all of it going west. Highlights included: a single Bonxie (Great Skua), 19 Eider, a mix of Wigeon (237), Common Scoter (115), Teal, Mallard, Shoveler and Tufted Duck, a Shag just off-shore from the shelter, and loads of geese – the bulk of which where Brent, but in amongst the 252 Dark-bellied was a lone Pale-bellied (a first for me in the NENBC area I think).