Red Throated Divers / Gannets

Sighting date: 2023-09-17. 

Submitted by: Paul Reeves. 

Location: Workington pier / slag bank. 

Resultant of one and a half hours sea watching from Workington pier and slag bank, several Red Throated Divers and Gannets were observed Sunday afternoon. Gannets have been observed on a regular basis but this is my first sighting of the former this Autumn period. Probable Common Scoter also, though these were at viewing limit.   Rock Pipits on pier and single Wheatear on shore.   More Swallows and Martins observed locally today than recent days.