Saturday, 26 December 2009

26th December 2009

The Brent got together today for a decent count of 142, while 2 Greylags were seen flying west, and the now seemingly resident Eider was also logged.
The 2 Purple Sandpipers logged today were surprisingly the first seen for some over a week, maybe the rest have joined others at locations on the north Wirral coast.
Passerines are very scarce at this time of year, just 1 Meadow Pipit and 1 Rock Pipit, 4 Wrens, 3 Robins, 2 Dunnocks, 4 Blackbirds, 3 Song Thrushes and a Goldfinch. Best sightings over the shore were of a male Peregrine and 1,000 Knot flying north east.
(DB,SRW + CW,TGW,CJW,GIW)

2 comments:

ColinD said...

I was on the island on Christmas Day and saw three Purple Sandpipers on the rocks on the east side of the island.

Colin said...

Hi Colin
well done for going Xmas day,you must be very keen ! As you may see the 28th had a much better news.
Cheers
Colin