Water Pipits reappear

30th January 2010 – bright and frosty N3
The current round of big tides pushed five Water Pipit into the flooded fields along Biggar Bank. The birds were associating with a mixed flock of Skylark, Meadow Pipit and Rock Pipit.
There was some evidence of northward movement early morning (0830-0930) with 65 Razorbill, 22 Red-breasted Merganser, 18 Common Scoter, 12 Red-throated Diver and a Great Crested Grebe logged.
Grounded Migrants
A few thrushes were displaced by the overnight frost with 30 Redwing, 4 Fieldfare and a Mistle Thrush seen.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock contained 118 pale-bellied birds and 4 Purple Sandpiper were logged.
A total of 9 Little Egret were seen, 2 Little Owl basked in the midday sun and a Merlin hunted over the salt marshes.