Further hints of cold weather movement

23rd December 2009 - early showers then sunny W1
A single Water Pipit fed at low tide amongst the roadside flooded fields near Biggar.
Grounded Migrants
A Woodcock provided further evidence that some low-key cold weather movement continues to take place and the island's now green fields held 22 Song Thrush, 18 Blackbird, 14 Redwing, 5 Fieldfare and a Mistle Thrush.
Wildfowl and Waders
A pair of Gadwall were new in, the flock of 36 Barnacle Geese remain and the Brent Goose flock held 100 pale-bellied birds. At least 2 Greenshank continue to linger.
A Raven was chased from a sheep carcass by a pair of irate Great Black-backed Gull. At least 100 Twite and 3 Little Egret remain.