Today provided excellent seawatching with 7/8 cloud cover ensuring there was no glare and an almost flat calm sea.
|The east side looking towards West Kirby|
|The old Lifeboat house doorway|
It became immediately obvious that there were far more birds around than recorded recently with almost the first birds seen being two Eider flying north up the west side. A conservative estimate of 4000 Common Scoter were strung out in one large flock out towards the wind farm and 209 Great Crested Grebes were counted in a full sweep encompassing the west, north and east. 20 Red-throated Divers were recorded along with a flock of 18 Scaup that drifted in on the flooding tide. Highlight though was a Black-throated Diver that was picked up distantly on the water which then flew towards Point of Ayr. Also logged were 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 6 Guillemot and a single Razorbill.
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