Black Brant and Water Pipit

22nd February 2020 – sun and showers WSW6/7/8
An adult Black Brant was amongst 133 pale-bellied and 80 dark-bellied Brent Geese at Scar End Point on the rising tide. A Water Pipit was again in the flooded horse paddocks at Biggar at high tide.
The seas remained angry with the wind still gusting to gale force, however, clearer conditions (0815- 0915) produced just 28 Kittiwake, 18 Common Scoter, 2 Red-breasted Merganser and single Gannet, Red-throated Diver and Razorbill.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held a total of 368 pale-bellied and 80 dark-bellied birds and 4 Barnacle Geese were seen. Waders included 4000 Knot.
At least one Tree Sparrow continues to visit a feeding station on the island.