First Willow Warblers of the year

1st April 2009 - overcast/early mist/calm
At least 2 Water Pipit continue to feed in the flooded horse paddocks along Biggar Bank late morning.
Morning observations over a flat calm sea produced 27 Red-throated Diver, 20 Red-breasted Merganser, 17 Sandwich Tern, 6 Common Scoter, 4 Kittiwake and 3 Little Gull.
Grounded Migrants
The female Black Redstart continues to linger but new arrivals included 14 Goldcrest, 12 Chiffchaff, 6 Robin, 5 Wheatear, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackbird and single Redwing and Fieldfare.
Diurnal Migration
Limited evidence of movement with just 60 Meadow Pipit, 10 Jackdaw and single Swallow and Sand Martin logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Two Scaup and 2 Gadwall were logged while waders included 7500 Knot and 400 Golden Plover.
Just a single Little Egret was recorded.
A rather optimistic Stoat tried to take on a Canada Goose!