Seven Purple Sandpipers on Maer Rocks this evening and 3 Common Scoter offshore. Off Mudbank - 132 Turnstone, 12 Grey Plover and a Greenshank. A Ring-necked Parakeet was seen over Maer Valley, from the car, and late on Monday evening a Great Northern Diver was upriver from Mudbank.
Seven Purple Sandpipers was last winter's peak count. Fingers crossed this little flock increases in number this winter.