Water Pipits continue to perform
2nd April 2009 - bright and sunny SE2
Three Water Pipit were again in the flooded fields along Biggar Bank early morning with the birds now in transitional plumage.
Early morning observations (0800-0900) produced just 9 Red-throated Diver, 8 Gannet, 4 Razorbill, 4 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Sandwich Tern and single Common Scoter and Guillemot.
The day dawned to clear skies and light winds, conditions not conducive to producing many grounded birds and consequently just 8 Wheatear, 3 Goldcrest and 2 Chiffchaff were logged.
Steady passage through the morning produced a total of 160 Meadow Pipit along with 14 Whooper Swan, 3 Swallow and 3 alba Wagtail.
Two Little Egret were seen.
Butterflies and Moths
The first Peacock was on the wing and the moth trap held an Early Thorn.
Water Pipit in transitional plumage
Posted by Walney BO at 00:13