Tuesday, 8 July 2014

8th July 2014

Weather:  WNW 1, 8/8 cloud, heavy rain clearing later

A single Chiffchaff and a Grey Wagtail were both first records for the 'autumn'!

208 Curlew was a nice count for July and 6 Redshank is noteworthy recently.  The first juvenile Sandwich Tern of the year was noted amongst 45 others.

Meanwhile as the build up of Black-headed Gulls at West Kirby beach increased to over 1,000 birds two Mediterranean Gulls were found feeding at the South End of West Kirby Marine Lake (WKML) as the tide pushed up in the evening.

Mediterranean Gulls (second summer left and adult summer right) - South End of WKML (SRW)
Mediterranean Gull (second summer) - South End WKML (SRW)
The tide then pushed the Meds off into the Hilbre recording area as they flew north and joined the Black-headed Gull roost between WKML and the Tanskey Rocks. 

(DB, SRW (at WKML)

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