Great Northern Diver and Water Pipit

18th February 2010 – overcast/mist/drizzle/calm
A check of the flooded fields along Biggar Bank revealed a single Water Pipit.
A Great Northern Diver was the highlight on the sea, also seen were 30 Red-breasted Merganser and 5 Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
A flock of 43 Fieldfare and a Mistle Thrush were presumably grounded by the poor conditions.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock contained 100 pale-bellied individuals, including just one first-winter bird and, more unusually, 57 dark-bellied birds, including 5 first-winter birds. Waders included 300 Golden Plover.
Several Little Egret were the best of the rest.