Sunday, 10 August 2014

09th August 2014

Weather: SW-4, warm and sunny

A stiff mid morning breeze saw up to 80 Manx Shearwater off Hoylake shore. Mostly heading west although a few were seen to fly east. 31 Gannet and several Terns continue to feed offshore, whilst the high tide roost saw 95 Sandwich Terns on the foreshore including several juvenile birds.

Waders on the move included a lovely summer plumaged Knot, 3 Whimbrel, 150 Curlew and 2 impressive looking summer plumaged Grey Plover.

At the groyne the Turnstone flock has increased to 65 whilst the Greenshank as ever remains faithful to the gutter just by the groyne.

Passerines on the move included 1 Wheatear, 3 Willow Warbler and a Lesser Whitethroat.  A Cuckoo near Park Lane is presumed to be the same bird that has been present in the paddocks since last week.

Two Common Terns continue to fish the channel at the groyne.



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