Marsh Harrier and Water Pipits

13th February 2020 – sunny spells V1/2
Three Water Pipits were amongst 30 Rock Pipit feeding in the flooded horse paddocks between Biggar Bank and Biggar over the high tide.
A check over the sea (0745-0845) produced 32 Shag, 11 Red-breasted Merganser, 7 Red-throated Diver, 5 Common Scoter and a Great Crested Grebe.
Grounded Migrants
Early morning thrushes involved 2 Redwing and 2 Fieldfare.
Wildfowl and Waders
The 12 Scaup (3 males) and 17 Barnacle Goose remain. Waders included 5 Greenshank.
Single Hooded Crow, Merlin and Peregrine and 2 Barn Owl were logged, however, a male Marsh Harrier hunting over the island was the best of the rest.
An Otter was the first sighting of the year.