Tuesday, 2 February 2016

02/02/16

Bidston Moss had an abundance of birdlife on display this afternoon, the lake held host to 1 Little Grebe, 15+ Coot, 1 Great crested Grebe and a huge flock of 28 Tufted Duck.
With plenty of time I done a complete circuit of Bidston with highlights being 1 Lesser Redpoll and a possible Green Woodpecker caught in flight by Adele. 

Tufted Ducks (EM)
The winds and tide resulted in the West Float Gull Roost being restored to its former glory with 500+ Gulls present mainly consisting of Herring, but there was a good number of Black-headed along with 12 Great black-backed Gull. Still no sign of any "white-wings" yet.

Black-headed Gull (EM)
With not much precipitation lately the water levels at the roost have dropped attracting 3 Redshanks, 20c Pied Wagtail, 9 Shelduck, 1 Grey Heron and 4 Snipe.

Black-headed Gulls and Redshank (EM)

Shelduck (EM)
Moving away from the Gull Roost the only other signs of life around the West Float where 4 Canada Geese.

The strong winds made it once again extremely hard to view the Scaup, seen earlier by Pete Atherton, amongst the 35c Great Crested Grebes. Cormorants numbered only 8 birds today, 3 of witch where sinensis.

sinensis Cormorant (EM)

Observers: Elliot & Adele Montieth, Pete Atherton


1 comment:

  1. Was at Bidston Moss on Saturday, there was also a group of Siskin amongst the Alders.

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