Brent Geese continue to build

14th November 2009 - overcast/heavy rain at times SSE3/2
Morning sightings (0815-0915) were limited to 26 Common Scoter, 5 Razorbill and 2 Guillemot.
Grounded Migrants
Two Redwing were perhaps lingering birds.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock contained 110 pale-bellied birds and waders included 3000 Oystercatcher, 1350 Golden Plover, 180 Sanderling and 80 Bar-tailed Godwit.
Six Little Egret, 5 Twite and a Peregrine were logged.
Amongst the colour-ringed birds in the Brent Goose flock was N4WW, this bird was originally ringed at Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland on 16th October 2007 and has visited Walney Island for each winter since. A colour-ringed Twite identified on the island on 5th November 2009 had been ringed at Heysham, Lancashire on 31st October 2008.