Sunday, 27 November 2016

Water Pipits @ Newgale

Just goes to show that timing is everything.  I had a look at Newgale mid morning, and in contrast to Peter's visit a short while later, there were some 30 or so pipits feeding on the campsite.  I had a minimum of 7 Water Pipits amongst the Rock & Meadow Pipits, possibly more but they were sometimes hidden in dips and also commuting over the hedge to the field beyond & adjacent to the marsh.  The second highest number I have seen here in 28 years.  A really good chance to practice your pipit identification, a telescope really helps here.  At least 700 Common Scoter in the bay between Druidston & Rickett's Head, but most very distant.