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Getting bored with snow now...

Posted by on January 13, 2010 10:08 PM | 


Fiddly little annoying light snow all day today while I was working down at Formby Point - not many birds about, apart from Carrion Crows, a few gulls and commoner waders, and the occasional Redwing sighing as it zipped thro' the grey skies.
BIzarrely I heard what sounded very much like a Whimbrel over the beach late morning, but I was probably in the throes of some snow and slush induced delusion, so best let that one pass.
The Snow Bunts were still on Ainsdale beach this morning, while a quick look round the Sands Lake in the afternoon revealed that at least some open water was back, but it had lured nowt out of the ordinary in, just 11 Shoveler, Mallard, Little Grebe, regular gulls busking for bread etc.
A Greater 'Pecker on the island, about 30 Redwings up at the top end of the lake, and good numbers scoffing holly berries in the Somerfield car park in Ainsdale village too.
What I wouldn't give for a nice local Waxwing, or even, Holy of Holies a genuine Nutcracker somewhere in the UK.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...


Interesting to hear about the Woodlark at Walton Hall Park - I once saw a female Hen Harrier flying past my garden at roof height in Greenwich Rd Aintree, people look at me funny when I tell them but I did see it, a couple of dog walkers told me of a large bird of prey resting on a grave in Kirkdale Cemetery months earlier could it be the same bird?

Fine pair of Goosanders on the canal at the Fairy Glen, just past Parbold, today.

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