Thursday, 25 February 2016

25th February 2016

Weather: SE force 1
 A very short pre-tide visit on a fine morning found the snow clad Lake District fells visible in the sunshine (above,CJ). Good visibility helped to identify 2 Scaup on the sea off to the north of the island. A Grey Wagtail was on the West Kirby beach and a Pied Wagtail on the island, while there were 6 Robins, 1 or 2 of which may be new into the island and 2 Meadow Pipits seemed to be getting excited about spring arriving. a flock of about 300 Knot fed at the north end, a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers were off the west side and 2 male Scoters showed close in with about 200 others out towards the wind farms.  Single Little Egret and Grey Heron were noted (see below, SRW).

On the flood tide 80 Sanderling were on the west side tide edge by Little Eye.

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