At New Brighton Marine lake a 1st winter Laughing Gull was found roosting on the Pontoon. Congratulations to visiting birders Mike Brown et al on their truly fantastic find. The bird was located sharing the pontoon with a selection of waders including 150 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 60 Turnstone, 1 Sanderling and the usual dozen Purple Sandpiper.
There have been only 3 previous records of Laughing Gulls on Wirral with only two being accepted by BBRC.
Other birds seen today during a brief sea watch from Hoyllake included. Red throated Diver, 2 drake Scaup and 1000 Common Scoter.
The two Snow Buntings remain on the shore between Leasowe Bay and Wallasey Coastguards.
|!st winter Laughing Gull (AMC)|
|1st winter Laughing Gull (SRW)|
|!st winter Laughing Gull (KD)|
|1sr Winter Laughing Gull (AMC)|