Friday, 24 September 2021

24th September 2021

 Weather: SW force 3

 There were 2 Kestrels today on the island, while the Peregrine sat on the reef south of Middle again and a Sparrowhawk flew south over the Telegraph house garden. A group of 4 Golden Plover flew over the obs. Other waders counted today included a single Purple Sandpiper at the north end, 7,000 Oystercatchers, 144 Curlew, 65 Ringed Plover, 12 Grey Plover, 120 Dunlin, a Bar-tailed Godwit and 28 Sanderling.

  The Barn Owl made another brief appearance when it flew south over the SK paddock at 7.45pm

 Along the whole island chain 13 Little Egrets were feeding. Eleven Brent were here today and 76 Shelduck were by West Kirby Marine Lake, also by the lake in the recording area was this single Curlew Sandpiper.

Photos SRW

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