Winter continues its icy grip

6th January 2010 – bright and frosty N1/2
Grounded Migrants
Winter thrushes continue to eke out an existence in the island’s fields and tide line with 30 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing and a Mistle Thrush logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock today contained 106 pale-bellied birds and 15 Pintail were the only other record of note.
Five Little Egret were seen and a small group of 14 Twite fed along the tide line.
The Brent Goose flock contained HIWW, initially colour-ringed at Strangford Lough, NORTHERN IRELAND on 15th January 2006, it has subsequently been seen at Alftanes, ICELAND, Snaefellsnes, ICELAND and Loch Ryan, SCOTLAND as well as Walney Island.