Monday 13 February 2017

13th February 2017

Weather: SE 3 vis 3 mls with fog
During a short pre tide visit a Sparrowhawk flew from the direction of West Kirby straight towards the obs, then down the west side of the island. It then came back the same way and landed in shrubbery in the mist net lane of the garden and was seen to be a juv. After this, a walk down to the north end produced a Peregrine on the west side. This bird circled the north end a couple of times then landed on the east hoyle. During the walk off a flock of c 2000 Knot were over the east hoyle tide edge and c 7500 Dunlin came north up the estuary towards Red Rocks marsh.

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