Water Pipit reappears

17th January 2010 – sunny spells SW2/3
A single Water Pipit reappeared in the flooded roadside fields near Biggar over the tide.
Early morning observations (0930-1030) provided 28 Kittiwake, 16 Common Scoter, 12 Red-throated Diver, 10 Shag, 3 Razorbill and 3 Guillemot.
Grounded Migrants
Winter thrushes continue to be prominent with 185 Fieldfare, 28 Redwing and 4 Mistle Thrush logged. Good numbers of Skylark remain with 140 birds seen.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock contained 120 pale-bellied birds, including just one first-winter individual , the 2 Scaup remain and 2 Greenshank and a Woodcock were the pick of the waders.
At least 3 Little Egret remain, both Merlin and Little Owl were also logged and 130 Twite seen.