Morning update: The Green and Common Sandpipers remain at Gilroy whilst at the Lighthouse our first returning Redstart of the autumn was at the westerly kissing gate early morning.
An afternoon seawatch from the Lighthouse car park produced a single Gannet, 8 Common Scoter, a single Great crested Grebe, 16 Manx Shearwater and a flock of 14 Goosander flying west. Despite becoming commoner on Wirral over recent years we still only get a couple of records per annum at the Lighthouse so a record shot of the flock was taken. With a little imagination and squnited eyes you can just make out they are Goosander and in fact all the birds were immature/female types, most probably part of a post breeding dispersal flock.
|14 Goodsander flying west at the Lighthouse (AMC)|