Tuesday, 12 November 2013

12th November 2013

Weather: W/NW - 5, clear and sunny

Several Goldcrest and Blackbirds remained in the coastal bushes today. With a biting wind the L:innet flock remained low in the horse paddocks whilst several Little Egrets fed in the tidal gutters. A cold 10 minutes was spent counting the individual Lapwings in the wintering flock. 324 were recorded, the highest count of the winter so far.

Away from Hilbre, Brent Goose is fairly scarce on the Wirrral , so it was nice to find two Dark bellied Brents ( Branta bernicla bernicla) loafing in the tidal gutter below the sea defence just east of the Lighthouse car park.

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