Monday 8 March 2021

8th March 2021

 Weather: S force 2, later WSW 2/3

A Swan  flew into the estuary over the West Kirby shore, too distantly to be identified to species and a Raven caused a disturbance among the local birds on Middle, otherwise records were fairly routine during the day. A pair of Blackbirds fed on the island,

 and a previously ringed Rock Pipit was about the north end. 

A Group of Grey Plover gathered on the shore below the obs,

and a pair of Shelducks loitered on the east side.

Little Egrets have been fairly scarce during the winter months, just one was recorded today.

Wader counts included 12 Purple Sandpipers, 125 Turnstone and 68 Sanderling, while on the sea were 220 Scoter and 6 Great Crested Grebes. A Grey Wagtail and 2 Starlings made visits.

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