Friday, 4 March 2016

04/03/16

An after school visit to the Docks today was rather productive with the exposed mud on the Inlet bringing in 6 Mallard, 6 Redshank1 Cormorant, and 30c Black-headed, 2 Common, 5c Lesser Black-backed and 10c Herring Gull.

The Morpeth and Egerton Dock contained 1 Peregrine, 2 Cormorant and the wintering female Kingfisher.

Scaup with Great crested Grebes (EM)
The drake Scaup was once on the East Float today along with 2 Pied Wagtail, 21 Great crested Grebe, 22 Canada Geese, 1 Shag, 69 Black-headed Gull, 43 Herring Gull and an astonishing count (for the East Float) of 59 Lesser Black-backed Gull along with 2 Great Black-Backed Gull.

Cormorant (EM)

Cormorant (EM)
The brown land surrounding the Wallasey Flats today through up a whole range of birds with 3 Oystercatcher and 1 Curlew showing well along with 20c Linnet12 Meadow Pipit, 7 House Sparrow.

Curlew (EM)

Oystercatchers (EM)

Curlew (EM)
At last! The Gull Roost finally had some gulls present today with an estimated 60 birds as a combination of wind and rain reduced visibility. Other birds around where a male Kestrel, 100c Linnet and 1 Redshank.

Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gull flock (EM)

Redshank (EM)
To round off todays trip Bidston Moss produced 2 Bullfinch, 17 Tufted Duck and a further 40c Black-headed Gulls.

Observer: Elliot Montieth

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