Machrihanish Twite

1st November 2012 – sunshine and showers N1/2/3
Early morning observations (0730-0830) provided 79 Common Scoter, 16 Kittiwake, 2 Razorbill and a Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
Only evidenced by 11 Blackbird, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Song Thrush and a Goldcrest.
Diurnal Migration
Limited to 2 Lesser Redpoll.
Wildfowl and Waders
Wildfowl included: 7 Goldeneye, 4 Shoveler and 3 Gadwall while 14 Greenshank and a Black-tailed Godwit were the pick of the waders.
The Twite flock increased to 32 birds and 2 Water Rail were logged.
The small flock of Twite included birds originally ringed at Machrihanish, Scotland in 2010 and from Heysham across the bay, details of which have yet to be received.