Friday, 3 January 2014

Another Big Tide; 3rd January 2014

Weather; Blustery showers, wind S.W. force 6 to 8.

The strong winds and high tide resulted in some interesting sightings around the Wirral coast. A Snow Bunting was at Red Rocks and a Little Gull was dip feeding at Derby pools, Wallasey. 40 Pintail and 5 Wigeon flew west at Hoylake.
Other than the impressive ensemble of flooded out birds at Parkgate there was also a good variety of species at Neston Old Quay. These included a Hen Harrier, a Merlin, a Spotted Redshank, 2 Jack Snipe, around 200 Skylarks, 30 Rock Pipits, 3 Water Pipits, a Lapland Bunting (possibly 2) and 2 Twite.   

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