Water Pipits look set to overwinter

6th December 2009 - heavy showers S3/4/5/6
At least 2 Water Pipit associated with 25 Rock Pipit flushed from the salt marsh to feed in the flooded fields and horse paddocks along Biggar Bank over the high tide.
Morning observations (0930-1030) provided 55 Common Scoter, 27 Kittiwake, 12 Razorbill, 3 Red-throated Diver, 2 Red-breasted Merganser and a Guillemot.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock contained 120 pale-bellied birds with just one juvenile amongst the group suggesting a particularly poor breeding season.
Just 4 Twite were logged and a Merlin was seen.
Another Water Pipit photo.