Wednesday, 4 February 2015

4th February 2015

Weather: N-2/3 sunny and very cold.

The 1st winter Laughing Gull remained at New Brighton Marine Lake until approximately 10.25 when it flew over the sea wall and lost to view. The bird was not relocated until late afternoon on the beach/breakwater behind Fort Perch Rock. The pattern (over two days) appears to be one of roosting over the high tide on the pontoon then moving to the beach as the tide ebbs. 

Mediterranean Gulls today included an adult at the Derby Pool car park and an adult summer and a ringed adult winter on Hoylake beach. The two Snow Buntings remain on Wallasey shore

Offshore sea duck were on the move including  200 Common Scoter, 2 Mallard, 3 Goldeneye, 6 Scaup and several Red throated Diver from  Hoylake. A further 14 Scaup were off the Lighthouse Car park just after high water.

A small flock of winter thrushes in the paddocks included 27 Fieldfare.

1st winter Laughing Gull (BSB)

1st winter Laughing Gull (AEH)

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