Snow Bunting and a late Wheatear

20th November 2010 – bright and sunny NE2/1
At least one Water Pipit remains in the fields along Biggar Bank.
Observations provided 87 Common Scoter, 6 Razorbill, 3 Shag and 3 Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes included 7 Blackbird, 5 Song Thrush and 2 Fieldfare. Also seen were 2 Goldcrest, a Chiffchaff and a late Wheatear.
Diurnal Migration
Small numbers of birds remain on the move with 35 Pink-footed Geese, 20 Meadow Pipit, 15 Jackdaw, 7 Siskin, 2 Brambling, 2 Rock Pipit and a Snow Bunting logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Long-tailed Duck remains in residence and 11 Greenshank were seen
A total of 140 Twite were seen and raptors included 3 Merlin, 3 Sparrowhawk, Peregrine and a day-flying Barn Owl. Two Raven tussled with 8 Carrion Crow and 2 Water Rail were heard. Several flocks of Long-tailed Tit and a Great Spotted Woodpecker were the best of the rest.