Thursday, 2 April 2015

2nd April 2015

Weather: wind variable-2, overcast & mild

Scoter hunters on the Hoylake tideline this morning were lucky to find a 1st winter Iceland Gull among a large flock of mixed Gulls that have formed a feeding association with the scoter flock.

Approximately 10,000 Common Scoter were again off the East Hoyle Bank and the drake Surf Scoter was again present on and off for most of the day, although choppy conditions made viewing difficult today.

Few migrants were at the Lighthouse today. A small party of mixed waders including Greenshank were on the sea defence just below the Lighthouse Car Park today.

As ever the Laughing Gull remains on New Brighton Marine Lake

With light winds forecast for this weekend, an ideal opportunity exists for seeing the Surf Scoter however anyone considering venturing out to the low water mark are asked to be aware of tidal gulleys and an incoming tide


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