Wednesday, 11 January 2012

11th January 2012

Some time was spent today on sea watching with the hope of maybe seeing the Black-necked grebe seen off Hoylake yesterday or a Long-tailed duck, but the results were mainly routine. A Goldeneye and 3 Scaup were the only ducks apart from small parties of Common Scoter which totalled 121during the day. Logged were 6 Red-throated Divers, 25 Great Crested Grebes and 4 Shags. The Brent were about but well scattered and the most located at one time were 140. Just a single Meadow Pipit and no finches on the island at all, and the same 5 Blackbirds and a Song Thrush are still present and they all seem to have been previously ringed. A Peregrine gave a good display over the east hoyle wader roost as the tide flooded.

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