Thursday 22 September 2022

22nd September 2022

  Weather: SE, force 4/5,  S 3 by noon with persistent rain

The sky at dawn gave the clue of the weather to come with constant rain from 11.00 am. Wildfowl featured again this morning with totals of 15 Teal, 4 Wigeon and 2 Pintail (which flew west directly over observers),

  also a party of 9 Pink-footed Geese.

  A single male Common Scoter sat on the island rocks.

No terns were seen, although a Common Tern was reported to be by West kirby marine lake. Two new Linnets and a Rock Pipit were ringed today, 

 also one retrapped.

 and a juvenile Blackbird was also retrapped.

Up to 200 Linnets flew around the island but only 3 Meadow Pipits were noted and there were no hirundines, warblers, crests nor wheatears seen. A late Whimbrel was here today, also 180 Curlew, 70 Ringed Plover, 17 Bar-tailed Godwits and 7 Grey Plover. Peregrine and Kestrel were both in attendance and at one stage 2 Ravens were on the island, one had been attacked by the Crows.

Photos JE, SRW 

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