Friday, 2 January 2009

2nd January 2009

Another good day's observations which included over 1,000 Sanderling (the highest count this winter) as well as 600 Knot and 2,000 Dunlin. The other highlight was a Short-eared Owl which flew from West Kirby saltmarsh out to the main island at dusk - perhaps they are roosting on the island? There have been at least 25 Short-eared Owls on the Dee marshes this winter so more records will surely follow as high tides or frost push them off the marshes.


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