Water Pipits remain

3rd February 2022 – overcast SW3/4
At least 3 Water Pipit were amongst 37 Rock Pipit feeding in the flooded fields in the vicinity of Biggar over the high tide.
A check of the sea (0830-0930) revealed 56 Common Scoter, 21 Shag, 10 Red-throated Diver, 9 Red-breasted Merganser and a Gannet.
Wildfowl and Waders
Wildfowl included 762 Teal, 590 Wigeon, 131 Shelduck and 82 Pintail while the Brent Goose flock held 347 pale-bellied birds and at least one Goosander remains. Waders were plentiful with 2940 Knot, 2730 Oystercatcher, 1490 Dunlin, 916 Redshank, 814 Golden Plover, 761 Curlew, 660 Lapwing, 253 Sanderling, 168 Grey Plover, 127 Turnstone, 124 Snipe, 50 Bar-tailed Godwit, 14 Greenshank and a Purple Sandpiper logged.
A small group of 7 Twite were logged and single Hooded Crow, Buzzard and Peregrine were the best of the rest.