Tuesday, 12 May 2015

12th May 2015

Weather: W/SW-7, sunny.

Another extremely windy day across North Wirral with gusts of 7-8 recorded late afternoon. Although suprisingly no Skuas Skuas were recorded there was a reasonable amount of offshore activity. A single Kittiwake battled its way into Liverpool bay were 12 Common Tern were fishing. Also offshore 22 Gannet were also recorded whilst several sub adult Gulls were in the 'dips' at New Brighton.

Passerine activity around the Lighthouse was hampered by the blustery conditions however 20 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat and 4 Spotted Flycatcher werestill found taking shelter along the nature trail and in the horse paddocks.

With unfavourable tides this week for wader watching the gutter below the sea defence is always worth checking at this time of year for waders taking a break from their northward migration.  Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper and an 'Icelandic' Redshank were observed among the rock pools late afternoon.


Common Sandpiper (AMC)

Dunlin (AMC)

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