Thursday, 27 February 2020

27th February 2020

Weather: NW force 4/5
 Best bird of the day was a Raven, and a Peregrine also made an appearance, while waders featuring at high tide were 400 Dunlin (also 1,100 before the tide near the West Kirby shore), 300 Knot, 19 Ringed Plover and 6 Purple Sandpiper. Fifteen Common Scoter and 5 Great Crested Grebes were on the sea and 3,300 Herring Gulls gathered around the islands on the ebb tide. A dead Shag was on the strand line at the south end of the island. Only 116 Brent could be located. Nine Short-tailed field voles sighted is a good sign for the number that have survived the winter.

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