First Gannet of the year

18th January 2010 – overcast/drizzle at times SW3/2/1
The Water Pipit was again in the flooded roadside fields at Biggar.
Early morning observations (0830-0930) provided the first Gannet of the year along with 34 Common Scoter, 8 Red-breasted Merganser and 3 Kittiwake.
Grounded Migrants
Winter thrushes continue to dominate as they feed up in the now green fields across the island. Today’s totals involved 170 Fieldfare, 33 Redwing and 3 Mistle Thrush.
Wildfowl and Waders
Flocks of 118 pale-bellied Brent Goose and 40 Barnacle Goose remain.
At least 4 Little Egret were seen and both Merlin and Peregrine were logged.