With the last of Hurricane Gonzalo hitting the UK, seawatchers were out in force on North Wirral.
At the Lighthouse a single Goosander and Common Tern were recorded over the high tide. A possible Sabines Gull was reported from Dove point and may have related to a bird seen at New Brighton earlier in the day.
Our seawatch at Hoylake produced some interesting passage including, 75 Gannet, 3 Manx Shearwater, 48 Kittiwake, 3 'Commic' Tern, 12 Red breasted Merganser, 4 Red throated Diver and 29 Common Scoter, A single Peregrine battled the severe conditions trying without luck to catch some prey.
Other highlights included 4 Arctic Skua, 4 Bonxie and a stunning summer plumaged Great northern Diver.
Despite the squalls and Double glazing a couple of record shots were rattled off. Its not often you get to photograph a fly by Great northern Diver from your lounge !!
A great day with some great birds.
AMC, DH and SRW
|Sum plum Great northern Diver (AMC)|