Found a confusing Brent on Crossens Outer on Sunday morning. 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 changed my mind on it 5 or 6 times yesterday, feeling that it at least has some Brant in it and strongly considering the mythical “Grey-bellied Brant” – I’d wondered about dark Pale-bellied or hybrid too. Still not sure, but I’ve enjoyed researching it and speculating. Any comments welcome. Didn’t geese used to be easy??? UPDATE – now back in the Grey-bellied Brant camp and have a strong feeling it’s the Norfolk bird, really hope we can get better images.
Also found a Spoonbill and a few more migrants including Redpolls, Siskin, Blackcap, big influx of Willow Warbler etc.