Saturday, 10 January 2015

10th January 2015

Weather: West 7, gusting 9, mild and overcast

With a severe storm making landfall today most birds were taking shelter as best they could. Numbers of waders roosting on the New Brighton Marine Lake pontoon included 14 Purple Sandpiper and 1 Greenshank.  A storm blown 1st winter Kittiwake battled its way out of the Mersey,

On Hoylake shore an impressive number of mixed gulls roosted over the tide including at least 6500 large Gulls, but no 'Arctic' gulls could be found amongst them!

One or two Med Gulls were along the North Wirral shore mid afternoon.


Kittiwake (Elliot Montieth)

Greenshank amongst Redshank (Elliot Montieth)

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