Wednesday, 22 March 2017

22. Jan, 2016

After a trip to Gilroy NP and the Lighthouse of Leasowe I arrived at the Back Pools at Bidston where to kick start the patch visit were a total of 3 Common Chiffchaff (2 singing, 1 visual) along with the flock of Greater Canada Geese now building up to 30 birds (all in pairs) but there was no sign of any Shovelers or infact any Sand Martins which have been building up in numbers across the Wirral and North West.

Next to Bidston's Main Lake was a total of 6 Common Chiffchaff with no sign of the recent Willow Warbler; however the lake was teeming with life with counts of 18 Tufted Duck, 2 Great crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 12 Eurasian Coot, 6 Common Moorhen, 7 Mallard and to round it all off 1 Little Grebe with 1 Meadow Pipit over heading west.

Due to developments on West Float it was devoid of birdlife but East Float saved the day with a grand total of 3 Eurasian Curlew & 4 Eurasian Oystercatcher, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 5 Great Cormorant, 2 Northern Lapwing (East Wasteland) and just 7 Great crested Grebe.

Observers: Elliot Montieth

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