Wednesday, 2 December 2020

2nd December 2020

 Weather: WSW 3/4 Heavy showers in the morning, brightening up early afternoon

A good selection of waders today, including Grey Plover and Bar-tailed Godwit. Nine thousand Oystercatchers roosted the tide on Middle, while 4000 Knot and 1000 Dunlin provided a supporting cast with more of both species feeding on West Kirby shore as observers left the island. 15 Purple Sandpipers roosted the tide with 14 at the north end and 1 in Niffy Bay.


Brent Geese were again well spread out and the 110 were counted between Hilbre and Middle before the tide were only a percentage of the total in the estuary. A lengthy sea watch over the tide proved worthwhile with 12 late Gannets and 35 Red-throated Divers the highlights. 600 Scoter were on the sea with 20 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Guillemots and a Razorbill also counted. Both Peregrine and Kestrel were noted but passerines were scarce, although 2 Song Thrushes remain on the island. 

The Fox was seen again.

photos PSW

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