Woodcock frozen out

1st January 2010 - overcast/early frost NW1/2
The flock of 2000 Common Scoter continue to linger distantly offshore.
Grounded Migrants
Two Woodcock were refugees from the cold weather. A decline in the number of thrushes present was evident with just 50 Fieldfare, 14 Redwing, 8 Blackbird, 4 Song Thrush and 3 Mistle Thrush recorded.
Diurnal Migration
A total of 400 Pink-footed Geese flew north.
Wildfowl and Waders
The flocks of 98 pale-bellied Brent Geese and 36 Barnacle Geese remain and 4 Greenshank were logged.
Little Owl, Barn Owl and Merlin were seen and the small group of 3 Red-legged Partridge survive into another year.