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)|
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