Twite origins revealed!

30th October 2010 – sunny spells and heavy showers SSW3/4
Early morning observations provided just small numbers of Red-throated Diver, Gannet, Shag, Common Scoter, Kittiwake, Guillemot and Razorbill.
Grounded Migrants
Grounded birds were limited to 6 Blackbird and single Rock Pipit, Song Thrush and Fieldfare.
Diurnal Migration
Sightings involved 160 Jackdaw, 10 Meadow Pipit, 8 Skylark, 6 Tree Sparrow, 2 Siskin and a Brambling.
Wildfowl and Waders
At least 14 Greenshank remain.
A ringtail Hen Harrier quartered the dunes and a Merlin hunted the small flock of 12 Twite. At least one Water Rail continues to linger.
A colour-ringed Twite that has been present for a couple of days had been ringed at Machrihanish on the Mull of Kintyre earlier in the year.