Water Pipit begins to attain summer dress

18th March 2018 – overcast/cold/snow showers ENE5/6/7
The Water Pipit – now beginning to attain summer dress – was again in the horse paddocks near Biggar over the tide.
Grounded Migrants
A single Wheatear was seen.
Wildfowl and Waders
A group of 5 adult Whooper Swan were grounded by the weather. The Brent Goose flock held 59 pale-bellied and 65 dark-bellied birds.
Five colour-ringed Knot were located amongst a flock of 800 birds.