Water Pipit and Little Gulls

5th December 2009 - sunny spells SW2/3
At least one Water Pipit continues to favour the waterlogged fields along Biggar Bank over the tide, associating with 12 Rock Pipit.
Observations (0815-0915) were led by 3 Little Gull (2x ad + 1x 1st W) and a Great Skua, also seen were 111 Common Scoter, 18 Red-throated Diver and 9 Red-breasted Meganser. In addition, a flock of 1000 Common Scoter lingered offshore.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock contained 85 pale-bellied birds and 26 Pintail were logged.
Raptors included Peregrine and Meerlin and 40 Twite were seen.
Some of today's Pintail.