Little Gull and White-fronted Geese

27th November 2011 – bright and sunny WNW6/5
The Water Pipit was again in the flooded fields and horse paddocks near Biggar. View only from the road and do not enter the private fields.
Early morning observations (0800-0900) were led by an adult Little Gull and juvenile Gannet amongst small numbers of Kittiwake, Razorbill and Common Scoter.
Diurnal Migration
Two Eurasian White-fronted Geese flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock contained 161 pale-bellied birds.
At least 35 Twite remain.
The Twite flock contained a colour-ringed individual that had previously been ringed at Machrihanish during 2010. A Greenfinch ringed at South Walney during post-breeding dispersal on 9th August 2011 was controlled at Heysham on 17th November 2011 (19km E)