Friday, 24 November 2017

Weather , Cold Sunshine and showers, Wind, W 15mph

For the few Birders that braved the sharp cold showers and icy winds they were rewarded with views of a very confiding Snow Bunting at Leasowe Bay just 500 yards east of Leasowe Castle hotel, 
Snow Bunting GAC
It was first seen on Wednesday and relocated today at 10AM and was seen through out the day occasionally being disturbed by the scurge of all Lighthouse birders dogs and their owners , 
Snow Bunting  GAC
This is the second Snow Bunting of the Autumn with a flyover on the 8th of November over Leasowe Bay ,
Today's bird is a first year male of the Greenland race Nivalis,
Other Birds in the area, 
1 Common Gull with a Yellow Leg ring possibly ringed in Finland any updates in future blogs, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker Lingham Lane, good numbers of Shelduck and Common Scoter off shore, Black Headed.  Common, Herring and Greater Black Backed gull, Curlew, Redshank, and Pied Wagtail Kerr's Field ( Flash in winter) 
Observers 22-24 November, AMC, DH, KD, GAC.

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