Water Pipit influx

25th November 2010 – early frost then cold and sunny N3/4
There were 4 Water Pipit and 2 Rock Pipit amongst a flock of 35 Meadow Pipit in the flooded fields and horse paddocks along Biggar Bank. Please view only from the road and do not enter the private fields.
Early morning sightings on the rising tide (0845-0945) produced 16 Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Red-throated Diver, 6 Razorbill, 5 Common Scoter, 2 Kittiwake and a late Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
Single Mistle Thrush and Brambling were leftovers from earlier in the week.
Diurnal Migration
Early morning produced 3 Whooper Swan and a Siskin.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 100 pale-bellied birds.
Raptors were led by a Common Buzzard and also included Little Owl, Peregrine and Merlin while a Raven was logged.