Wednesday, 1 February 2017

1st February 2017

Weather, SE- 3, sunny spells and clear

A spring like day today on Wirral. Although many birds were in song, winter was still very much evident as large Tit flocks roamed the coastal hedgerows. At least 11 Long tailed, 4 Blue and 2 Great Tits were recorded in one flock.

ThePink footed Goose remains in the paddocks adjacent to Park Lane. Other wildfowl included 3 Mallard and a drake Teal on the Birkett from lingham Lane. 150 Great crested Grebe were offshore as were 50 Common Scoter. The Scoter numbers are quite a change to the 30,000 we have been recording over the last couple of years.

Highlight of the day was a Woodcock which flushed from the grass verge in Lingham Lane and promptly dissapeared into the private horse paddocks.


Mallard (left) and Teal

Long tailed Tit

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