18.08.12. Birdlog

18.08.12. Birdlog

A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was the first of its age this year. 4 Common and a single Green Sandpiper were on No 6 tank. 45 Ringed Plover, 25 Dunlin and a single Sanderling came onto the tank during the high tide on the River Mersey.

A juvenile female Peregrine and 2 Marsh Harriers, 3 Kestrel and a young Sparrowhawk were present during the watch. 660 Canada Geese were again on No 5 tank.

A fine male Redstart at the viewing area on No 6 tank. Also, 2 juvenile Whitethroat, a Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler by the Weaver Bend. 30 Swifts moving south were signs despite the exceptionally warm weather that summer migrants had an urgent agenda ahead of them.

Observer: Frank Duff, Paul Crawley, Alyn Chambers, WSM.