Found a confusing Brent on Crossens Outer this afternoon. I first put it out as a Pale-bellied, but then its dark breast and belly seemingly going beyond the legs c/w gleaming white flank put doubts in my mind. I’ve changed my mind on it 5 or 6 times during the day, feeling that it at least has some Brant in it and even considering the mythical “Grey-bellied Brant” – I’m now nearly back in the very dark Pale-bellied camp. Still not sure, but I’ve enjoyed researching it and speculating. Any comments welcome. Didn’t geese used to be easy???
Also found a Spoonbill this morning and a few more migrants including Redpolls, Siskin, Blackcap, big influx of Willow Warbler etc.