Wednesday, 2 December 2015

2nd December 2015

Weather: WSW force 5
With no visits to the obs for some days, a quick trip over this morning to check for storm damage following the recent gales thankfully found only small problems with the buildings and heligoland traps. Best bird encountered was a female or immature Eider on the sea off the north end.

A couple of visiting Starlings flew about and the Linnet flock seems to have reassembled to about 45 birds, while Brent are at about 140 strong and 2 Purple Sandpipers were seen. A Peregrine hunted the east side and then landed on the SK heligoland trap (above), the first time some of us could ever remenber this happening.

Meanwhile the Red-throated Diver (see below) remains on West Kirby Marine Lake.

(AEH, CJ and SRW)     Photos - Peregrine on trap CJ, other SRW

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