283 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Red-throated Divers and 2 Long-tailed Ducks were seen off Hoylake this morning. The lone Pink-footed Goose remains in fields off Park Lane, Meols.
2 Marsh Harriers, 2 ringtail Hen Harriers, a Merlin, a Short-eared Owl, a Greenshank, 40 Skylarks and 6 Rock Pipits were seen on or over the saltmarsh off Neston Old Quay today.
2 Water Pipits were along the freshwater stream at the Old Quay and another 2 were with 12 Meadow Pipits feeding in fields to the south of the sewage works. Also in these fields were good numbers of Thrushes including 20 Song Thrushes, 35 Redwings and 2 Fieldfares.
|Redwing near Neston Old Quay. EW|
|Water Pipit near Neston Sewage Works EW|
2 Chiffchaffs and 3 Goldcrests were in scrub bordering the sewage works. AMC, DH, EW
|Chiffchaff; Neston Sewage Works. EW|