Monday, 4 November 2013

Monday 4th November 2013

Weather; Sunny spells and showers; wind N.W. force 5, cloud cover 4/8

An adult pale phase Pomarine Skua, complete with full spoons, flew west just offshore from Leasowe lighthouse at 9.30a.m. today. Also offshore here over the tide were 20 Scoter, a Red-throated Diver and about 10 Great-crested Grebes.
3 Eiders, a male and 2 females, flew north at Meols. 5 Gannets and 10 Scoter were also offshore.
A Merlin flew east near the Leasowe Castle Hotel, harassed by a Magpie, while a Ruff flew west offshore here. A Stonechat was also nearby.  
At Lingham bridge a Kingfisher and 2 Grey Wagtails were seen. 3 Goldcrests and a Common Snipe were near the lighthouse.
Stonechat  (EW)


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