Thursday, 26 June 2014

26th June 2014

Weather: E/NE-2, overcast and showers

Seawatching from the Lighthouse car park produced 19 Gannet, 17 Sandwich Tern and 4 Common Tern. 5 Common Scoter also flew west.

An adult summer Mediterranean Gull was in Leasowe bay mid afternoon. This is the first of a marked autumn passage of Med Gulls on North Wirral with numbers building from now onwards to a peak during late August and September. Many birds originate from continental Europe having dispersed westwards from their breeding grounds.

At Hoylake on the high tide Curlew numbers are increasing daily as non breeders return. A count of 31 was recorded today along with a single Ringed Plover.

AMC-Photos- AMC

Displaying Sandwich Terns

A small group of Sandwich Terns  on Sand Spit from Lighthouse Car Park

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