Thursday, 14 January 2016

14/01/16

Popped down to the West Float Gull Roost this afternoon to see if last nights winds had blown anything rare in. What I wasn't expecting was that due to last nights winds was that the majority of Gulls were over on the far side of the roost, so were out of view only showing when disturbed.

Only 200c Gulls were in view at the front of the Roost and seemed to be split equally between Herring and Black-headed Gulls along with 5 Common Gull and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull.
Curlew (EM)

Snipe (EM)
Other birds present were 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 4 Shelduck (2 pairs), 1 Curlew, 1 Cormorant and 3 Snipe, which for once I didn't flush............Mum did!

Shelduck pair 1 (EM)

Shelduck pair 2 (EM)
Whilst trying to get a closer view of the distant gulls I noticed a flock of 20c Lapwing , highest count for the Docks, which occasionally took off when a Carrion Crow or Magpie came to close.

Lapwing (EM)
Whilst driving along the motorway for a evenings trip to RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands I saw 1 Buzzard soaring over Bidston Moss.

Observers: Elliot and Adele Montieth

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