Water Pipit continues to linger

16th April 2009 - hazy sun NE4/5/6
The single Water Pipit continues to feed in the flooded horse paddocks along Biggar Bank.
Low visibility was the bane of early morning observations (0800-0900) with just 64 Sandwich Tern, 21 Razorbill, 5 Guillemot, 3 Gannet and a Red-breasted Merganser visible through the gloom.
Grounded Migrants
There was no evidence of anything new in the unfavourable conditions, 7 Willow Warbler, 3 White Wagtail, 2 Wheatear, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and a Chiffchaff were all likely candidates of birds lingering from recent influxes.
Diurnal Migration
Just 25 Meadow Pipit and 10 Swallow battled north early morning.
A group of 7 Little Egret were again to be found stalking the tidal pools and creeks along the eastern shore. Single Raven and Short-eared Owl were logged and more unusually a Tawny Owl.