Monday, 9 September 2013

9th September 2013

Mid morning showers grounded a number of wagtails on the  Lifeboat green; 8 Pieds and at least 2 Yellow Wagtails were recorded. These quickly moved on as the rain abated.

With the high tide came the waders, with numbers similar to previous days, however yesterdays Little Stint had moved on.

A few late (ish) Sandwich Tern lingered amongst thee Gull flock which in itself provided some interest including 1 adult Yellow Legged Gull, 1 Argentatus and another that left us a little head scratching. One for gull watchers. Some think Yellow Legged, some Caspian, others haven't a clue. Interesting never the less.

At 'Greenshank Groyne' a lone Black tailed Godwit took up temporary residence. Not too common at this site.

Further west a single Black tern was on the tide edge just east of Hilbre

Yellow Wagtail (Ed Williams)

Black tailed Godwit (Ed Williams) 

Adult Yellow legged and Lesser Black backed in foreground (Ed Williams)

Above, adult Yellow legged Gull and Argentatus (Ed Williams)

4th year Yellow legged Gull  (AMC)

4th year Yellow legged gull (AMC)

Flock of Curlew Sandpiper (SRW)
Peregrine hunting the waders (AMC)

(AMC, KD, MS, EW and SRW)

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