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Too fast, too flighty

Posted by on January 2, 2010 11:31 PM | 

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Lurvely big high tide crashing over the prom at Hall Road and all the way down to Seaforth today, so that all the Sanderling congregated in one small area of the beach just in front of the new baths.
Finally connected with a colour ringed bird - the same one Eugene McCann had last week I think...
Left leg: Green flag over yellow
Right leg: White over yellow

Only trouble was, as they were pushed up right under the prom, every stoical walker braving the biting wind and rain, flushed them, albeit unintentionally, so I never got the chance to get a really good look at it, much less digiscope the critter.
Sure it should have had another ring on each leg......
The only one that sat still long enough in the harsh conditions was the blingless bird above.
Even the Turnstones looked grumpy.

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Five Red Breasted Mergs and at least one Shag on the Marina today, with plenty of Tufties, Goldeneye and Pochard still.
Late afternoon, when the wind died away, a reasonably-sized gull roost began to build up at the south end of the beach, but there was no light to give them a proper seeing to.
11 Skylark feeding on the strandline.
50 odd FIeldfare feeding on the buckthorns around the sailing club at Hightown this afternoon too.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...

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2/1/10: Formby Point seawatch, 1045-1200:
Red Throated Diver 2
Great Crested Grebe 6
Scaup 3
Red Breasted Merg 7
Common Scoter 150
Razorbill 1
Very harsh conditions!

3/1/10: Marshside over tide - 2 Peregrine, 3-4 Merlin, 2 Hen Harriers, Sparrowhawk, Short Eared Owl, 2 Greenland Whitefronts, 2 Barnies.

Very nice pictures. We have a new site that you may want to look at here:
www.birdingnews.co.uk
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