Brent and Shag behaving, plus some Siberian Chiffchaff news

SSE wind, overcast and occasional light showers

North shore
Pale-bellied Brent goose 32 (at least). I walked out to the skear at 11:00 (MD). I couldn't see any Brent out from the children's play area from the top of the steps, but when I reached the bottom of the steps, there they where!. They were so close in that from the top of the steps only their backs would have been visible and I was looking for their pale flanks. I sat on a rock and watched 23 of them walk past me, feeding as they went. They seem incapable of standing still to feed. As ever, they were led by the Canadian ringed birds.