Thursday 23 November 2017

23rd November 2017

Weather: WSW force 6/7
An uncomfortable windy day on the island found 12 Eiders still hanging about, it is some years since so many have spent so long here, hopefully they may now winter. Waders counted on the high tide included 3,900 Oystercatchers, 60 Grey Plover, 250 Knot, 60 Redshank, 80 Turnstone, a Bar-tailed Godwit and a single Purple Sandpiper. Numbers of Purple Sandpipers have been so erratic so far this early winter it is possible they are moving around the coasts of north Wirral. Four Starlings went through and on the island were 3 Song Thrushes, a Blackbird and 3 Wrens, all of which may be wintering, also a visiting Chaffinch.
Ringed: 1 Song Thrush              [ 625-35 ]

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