Friday, 6 November 2009

6th November 2009

A winter plumage Black-throated Diver was off the west side this morning and 2 fairly distant Slavonian Grebes were also seen. A Slavonian Grebe was also seen from Red Rocks to be off bird rock at noon (per MGT) but despite looking this could not be located from the Hilbre direction, nevertheless it was probably one of the 2 seen from Hilbre previously.
Most of the other sea observations were more routine :- 11 Common Scoters,10 Wigeon, 9 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Red Breasted Merganser and a Shag.
The Brents were counted at least 97, one of which intriguingly was sporting a red or orange ring. It will be looked for in the coming days.
Passerines were few but 215 Starlings were noted passing and a Rock Pipit was still at the north end also a Chaffinch around the paddocks.

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