Hard weather movement continues

24th December 2009 - overcast/early snow E1
Grounded Migrants
Thrush numbers continue to build slowly as the cold weather continues to bite with 60 Fieldfare, 22 Song Thrush, 12 Redwing, 9 Blackbird and 3 Mistle Thrush logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The flocks of 36 Barnacle Geese and 110 pale-bellied Brent Geese and the pair of Gadwall all remain. Waders included 2500 Knot and 2 Greenshank.
The Twite flock increased with 160 birds seen and 2 Merlin were recorded.
While hard frosts are a fairly regular occurrence on the island snow is unusual and any lying snow a notable event.