21.02.15. Birdlog

21.02.15. Birdlog

21.03.15. Peregrine, Runcorn Hill. Bill morton

A big tide out on the River Mersey pushed the shorebirds from their feeding to seek a dry area to roost and brush up before the ebb. In bright sunshine, hail and a cold wind some of them made their way across to No.6 tank.

6000 Dunlin, 86 Grey Plover, 500 Golden Plover, 600 Curlew, 350 Black-tailed and a solitary Bar-tailed Godwit, 500 Lapwing, 25 Knot and 100 Redshank. With all this shorebird activity it wasn’t long before a marauding Peregrine with its dial set on cruise control flew over the area and caused pandemonium over the river.

Observer: Frank Duff.

Image: WSM