Sunday, 28 December 2014

28th December 2014

Weather: SW-0-1, very clear and sunny. cold.

The cold snap caused a small cold weather movement at the Lighthouse. 6 Skylark  and 3 Snipe were recorded overhead whilst a Great spotted Woodpecker stopped briefly to have its photo taken. 

The wintering Greenshank remains at the Groyne and a female Stonechat was again on Meols Common.

Observers made the most of the flat calm conditions and took the opportunity to scrutinize the Common Scoter flock from Bennetts Lane, Meols. At least 400 birds were recorded offshore along with 2 drake Goldeneye and a siingle Red throated Diver.

With calm conditions prevailing for the next few days we are hopeful of further sea duck records  from North Wirral.

DH- Photo DH

Great spotted Woodpecker-DH

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