Thursday, 18 January 2018

Weather, Cold heavy Wintry showers Wind,  North westerly23mph

An inclement start to the new year With Storm Fionn the latest patch of bad weather to batter the  North Wirral coast over night, 
Kerr's field affectionately known this time of year as Kerr's Flash because of it being heavily waterlogged is perfect for waders Gulls and waterfowl, 
2 Male Shoveler GAC 
The Highlight of today's watch were two male Shoveler duck in the flooded ditch that runs along side Kerr's field Shovelers are quite uncommon on North Wirral sites definetley a welcome addition at the lighthouse, 

Other birds in Kerr's field were Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Redshank, Herring Gull, Black Headed Gull, Common Gull, Mallard, Pied Wagtail Stonechat in the bushes along side the common, 

Mediterranean Gull (Centre bird) AMC 

In the last week an Adult Mediterranean Gull Has frequented Kerr's field blending in with the Black Headed Gulls , being slightly bigger than the black heads it also has white primary feathers and a slight black bandit like mask behind its eye,

Other birds in the area, An outstanding 7000 Large Gulls were counted devouring Razor clams on the sandbank opposite the Lighthouse car park just after high tide, hopefully with a few more Observers a white winger (Iceland or Glaucous Gull ) or perhaps something rarer might be picked out of the group, 

Observers AMC, DH, GAC

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