Water Pipits remain and first Woodcock arrives

5th November 2009 - heavy squally showers V1/2/3/4/5
The two Water Pipit were again in the flooded fields along Biggar Bank over the high tide period. Associating with 10 Meadow Pipit, 8 Rock Pipit and 4 Skylark.
Just small numbers of Kittiwake and Common Scoter were logged between the showers.
Grounded Migrants
Dawn broke to a smattering of thrushes with 31 Blackbird, 16 Song Thrush, 11 Redwing and 3 Fieldfare logged along with the first Woodcock of the year.
Diurnal Migration
A few species were on the move despite the conditions with 2540 Starling, 200 Fieldfare, 84 Pink-footed Geese, 15 Redwing, 12 Whooper Swan, 5 Jackdaw, 2 Redpoll and a Siskin recorded.
At least 2 Merlin, a Water Rail and 3 Red-legged Partridge were seen. The Twite flock increased to 70 birds and included at least one colour-ringed individual.
Water Pipit and Rock Pipit