Variety if not quantity

12th April 2009 - early frost then bright and sunny/calm
At least one Water Pipit continues to favour the flooded fields along Biggar Bank.
Grounded Migrants
Around 12 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff and a Goldcrest were logged.
Diurnal Migration
Although both Great Spotted Woodpecker and Short-eared Owl were seen, totals of the staple species remained low with just 10 Meadow Pipit, 10 Swallow, 9 Rook, 3 Sand Martin and 3 alba Wagtail recorded.
Wildfowl and Waders
Five Scaup and 8 Black-tailed Godwit were the highlights of the monthly WeBS count.
Both Little Egret and Merlin continue to be seen.
Three images of the same bird showing how the upperpart colouration of the Water Pipits can change in differing light conditions.