Sunday, 22 March 2015

22nd March 2015

Weather: SE-0-1, sunny , some haze.

Another  long slog out to the East Hoyle Bank for low water, was again productive. In addition to the 17,000 Common Scoter there were Red breasted Merganser (9), Great crested Grebe (5), Velvet Scoter (1) and 2 Long tailed Duck .

As the sun set on this evenings late low tide it was a wonderful sight to see so many sea duck displaying, feeding and generally flying around with all the vigour of spring. 

The photo below does not do justice to the sheer numbers of Common Scoter present. The flock stretched from the Life boat shed in Hoylake to  the west all the way to Dove Point, Meols in the East. It has to be one of the Ornithological spectacles to witness on the Wirral if not the UK at moment.



1 comment:

  1. A lovely account. The Scoter must have made an amazing sight.