Sunday, 31 January 2010
31st January 2010
The last visit of the month on a very high tide produced a good total 18 of Red-throated Divers on the sea but not a lot else.
Seven Purple Sandpipiers roosted the high tide in Niffy bay with 100 Turnstones (right), while on Middle where the tide covered so much that the island seemed much smaller, there were 800 Herring Gulls, 4,000 Oystercatchers and many Curlews. About 140 Brents arrived at high water and sat on the sea.
Distractions from the birds were the lifeboat off Hoylake (above) and the airbus wings on the way to Mostyn dock (right).
(JE) photos JE