Grey Phalarope and Long-tailed Duck

14th November 2010 – sunny spells and showers N2/3
The Grey Phalarope remained in the flooded fields along Biggar Bank throughout the day. View only from the road and do not enter the private fields.
Early morning observations saw an influx of Shag with 10 birds logged, also seen were small numbers of Red-throated Diver, Common Scoter and Kittiwake.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 5 Blackbird, 4 Redwing and single Fieldfare and Song Thrush. The long-staying Willow Warbler is still present and becomes the latest ever seen on the island.
Diurnal Migration
A small skein of 9 Pink-footed Geese was the sole noteworthy record.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Barnacle Goose flock held at least 20 individuals with at least 3 birds sporting darvic colour-ring, frustratingly to distant to read. The Long-tailed Duck remains in residence.
The Twite flock increased to 100 birds and 2 Raven again squabbled with 5 Carrion Crow over dead carrion.