Sunday, 14 January 2018

14th January 2018

Weather:  SE 3/4  vis 5 mls

Today 7 Purple Sandpiper were present at the North End along with 103 Turnstone. A single Bar-tailed Godwit  and 147 Grey Plover were on the East Hoyle, other waders included 100 Dunlin, 28 Redshank, 50 Curlew. A flock of 5,000 Knot were South of Little Eye.

On the sea were 24 Great Crested Grebe, 53 Common Scoter and 6 Eider, a male Red-breasted Merganser flew west  off the North End and 4 Shelduck also went west between Hilbre and Middle.

On Hilbre were 2 Rock Pipit, 3 Linnet, 2 Song Thrush and a Blackbird.  Photos by AS

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