Water Pipit returns

8th November 2011 – overcast/mizzle E2
A Water Pipit has returned to the flooded fields and horse paddocks near Biggar. View only from the road and keep out of the private fields.
Diurnal Migration
Again slim pickings but a late Swallow was accompanied by 2 Siskin and single Brambling, Lesser Redpoll and Grey Wagtail.
Grounded Migrants
At least one Black Redstart remains and early morning thrushes involved 12 Blackbird, 7 Song Thrush, 2 Fieldfare and a Redwing. A single Goldcrest was the only other record of note.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Long-tailed Duck is still in residence and the first 8 Pintail have returned to their winter haunt along the eastern shore. At least 4 Greenshank remain.
A group of 32 Twite were seen.
The low light levels were not conducive to digiscoping but a couple of record shots of today’s Water Pipit.