Monday, 2 May 2016

WHEATEAR!!!

After a period of absence twitching Kentish Plover & Smew along with dipping the White-Crowned Sparrow at Woolston, today I was back in action and the Docks didn't fail in throwing up surprise, after surprise, after surprise. 

Great crested Grebe
The first stop on todays trip was the East Float, which from the Wirral College I noted 4 Mallard, 1 Shelduck, 4 Oystercatcher, 1 Great crested Grebe, 3 Cormorant and 1 Canada Goose. The Great crested Grebe did catch a prey item which if anyone is good at identifying fish it would be deeply appreciated if you could assist in getting an ID.

Great crested Grebe
The next stop was at the Wallasey Flats to check on the wasteland. The wasteland north on the flats had hold of 3 Lapwing (2f & 1m), 4 Ringed Plovers and the 1 WHEATEAR (female) 1st of spring!

Ringed Plover

Ringed Plover

Ringed Plover
The wasteland south of the flats held even more with a total of 7 WHEATEAR (5f & 2m) being counted along with 1 Mistle Thrush and a flock of 5c Linnet. Mean while in the skies above an aerial Dog Fight was taking place between one of the breeding Ravens on the East Float and a Herring Gull, the Raven won when its partner joined in on the action.

Raven & Herring Gull

Raven

Raven

Wheatear
The next stop was a quick trip round to the Gull Roost which was rather quiet Gull wise, 17 but was saved by 1 Snipe, 7 Mallard, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit and 6 Shelduck.

Observers: Elliot & Adele Montieth

1 comment:

  1. The fish looks like it could well be a whiting but I could be wrong

    Cheers

    DaveyMan

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