Wednesday, 9 July 2014

9th July 2014

Weather:  NNW 5, 8/8 cloud, good visibility

A juvenile Whitethroat was present in the Obs garden and the first returning Dunlin were seen with 6 summer plumaged birds noted.  Other waders included a good count of 145 Curlew and 11 Redshank.

The Polish colour-ringed Black-headed Gull ('TMEN') has returned and was seen on West Kirby beach on 7th July 2014 having been around the area last winter from 6th September 2013. 

TMEN Black-headed Gull - ringed in Poland (SRW)
This morning it was back on the pontoons at WKML.  Also in the Black-headed Gull roost between WKML and the Tanskey Rocks 75 Sandwich Terns were counted and two adult Mediterranean Gulls were found (one the same bird as yesterday).

Mediterranean Gull (adult summer) - West Kirby beach (SRW)
(DB, SRW (at WKML))

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