Second Grey Phalarope of the autumn

13th November 2010 – sunny spells and showers W4/3
The day after the storms provided better viewing conditions and a Grey Phalarope was quickly located in the flooded fields along Biggar Bank. View only from the road and do not enter the private fields.
Early morning observations (0745-0845 & 0945-1045) produced totals of105 Kittiwake, 40 Common Gull, 13 Common Scoter, 5 Razorbill, 3 Red-throated Diver and single juvenile Arctic Skua and adult Little Gull.
Grounded Migrants
Only evidenced by a single Fieldfare.
Diurnal Migration
Limited to 15 Jackdaw and a Raven.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock contained just 7 pale-bellied individuals.
The Twite flock increased to 100 birds and 2 Raven squabbled with 5 Carrion Crow over dead carrion.