Monday, 17 February 2014

17th February 2014

Wind SSW increasing to force 4, scattered light showers.
The day started with five Canada Geese & one Greylag flying across the beach between West Kirby and Little Eye. A hundred and fifty five light-bellied and one dark-bellied Brent were around the island. Ducks were represented by 161 Scoter, including three males and two females that spent the day around Niffy Bay; six Red-breasted Mergansers & a drake Goldeneye. It was a good day for divers with 21 Red-throated and one Great Northern, and 62 Great Crested Grebes were counted. Fourteen Guillemot and one Razorbill were also noted during the three hour sea-watch, during which the year's first Little Gull flew past the North end, hopefully the first of many.
The long-staying rabbit made a brief, but welcome, appearance.

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