Saturday, 11 January 2014

11 January 2014

Weather: SW-2., sunny and cold

The Buff Bellied Pipit continued it's stay at the bottom of Denhall lane allowing some additional and exceptional photo opportunities as it fed amongst the tide wrack. 2 pair of Stonechat where also at this site as well as an assortment of winter wildfowl further out on the marsh.

At some distance towards Shotton Steel works it is just possible to pick out a couple of Bewick Swans from the larger Mute Swans.

Following the recent winter storms that have hit the  Wirral coastline we might have expected some storm driven birds on the two Wirral Marine Lakes (West Kirby / New Brighton) , however this seldom seems to happen, so a juvenile Shag on the Marine Lake, New Brighton was a bird. Having been present since the end of Dec 2013, this bird can generally be found fishing towards the west end of the lake - thanks to Colin S for the additional info.


Buff bellied Pipit - AMC

Juvenile Shag - KD

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