Saturday, 14 January 2017

14th January 2017

Weather: NW force 6
Many Herring Gulls, estimated at 17,000 were still on the shore this morning following the Starfish wreck. Among those present were an estimated 200 scandinavian argentatus birds.
A record count for Hilbre of 298 Brent Geese was made this morning and there were still 3 male Scaup around the island. The high tide gave the opportunity for 7 Purple Sandpipers to be found, which is quite likely all there are at the moment, also 4,600 Oystercatchers and 45 Common Scoter were logged.
The sea was rough at high tide
A young Grey Seal was on the shore by the obs
Last years rock fall has been scattered across the path onto the island by the gales
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