Sunday, 11 December 2011

11th December 2011

2000+ Common Scoter (see left) were congregating off the west side between Hilbre and Point of Ayr, the highlight of the morning was a pair of Velvet Scoter which flew west then just before midday 3 more drake Velvets were spotted. Other birds included 6 Red-throated Divers, 38 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Gannets on the sea (below left). The Shag (above) was roosting on cliffs below the light and 9 Purple Sandpipers included 2 roosting above the tide gauge (below right) and 7 in Niffy bay.

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