Sunday, December 31, 2006

Prescot res,
2nd winter med still present today, Adult Yellow legged gull yesterday also.
2 snipe, 13 redwing,1 fieldfare, grey wagtail,15 meadow pipits,40 redpoll,
Only 16 pochard today.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas everyone,
Well, we will probably all be eating one of the above today so I thought I would put up this photo of a real one . It was taken in florida this August.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Hightown dunes,
A Siberian gem of a bird, a Pallas's Warbler was feeding in a dry pond amongst the reeds and sedges. It showed reasonably well at times but would go missing for periods.Today being its 3rd day present.
There were plenty of pinkfeet on the approach road to Hightown.
Catchdale moss,
A triangular walk along Green lane, Catchdale moss lane, and Howards lane produced 11 tree sparrows,1 reed bunting, 1 yellowhammer ,30 chaffinch, 20 greenfinch,20 goldies, and 1 meadow pipit. The farmers have left fields of corn as game cover and it is also a great source of food for the finches. 15 redwing went over and 40 pinkfeet were moving about. Buzzard ,sparrowhawk and kestrel were seen but no sign of the peregrines today.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Prescot Reservoirs,
A single Golden plover today with 300 lapwing.
15 pochard,60 tufted duck, 9 goldeneye, 1 ruddy duck, 1 little grebe, 1 shellduck,and 4 great crested grebe.
Green woodpecker and nuthatch calling in the ranch.4 redpoll with 15 goldfinch. 12 meadow pipits and 6 pied wags in ploughed meadow.
2nd w med gull present again.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Prescot reservoirs,
A wind battered 1st winter kittiwake took shelter at the reservoirs today. A nice bird following on from the adult in the spring.
2nd w med gull, 19 great black backed gulls,200 herring gull, 100 black headed, 50 common gulland 2o lesser black backed gulls.
30 pochards,8 teal, 100 tufted duck, 2 ruddy duck,10 goldeneye,3 little grebe 3 great crested grebe, 9 cormorant.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Prescot reservoirs
16 goldeneye 6 drakes, 40 pochard, 70 tufted duck,20 teal, 1 ruddy duck, 20 mallard,100 coot,
3 great crested grebe, 1 little grebe.
2nd w med gull,200 common gull, 200 herring gull,50 black headed gull, 2 gbb gull, 20 lbb gull.
A notable flock of 15 chaffinch was a good record for the reservoir.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Prescot reservoirs,
2nd w med on no4 with black headed gulls. 100 common gull, 3 gbb gull, 300 black headed gull,
20 lesser black backed gull, 500 herring gull.
Peregrine on pylon, Sparrowhawk and buzzard also.
Pochard down 43, tufted duck150, goldeneye 3f, ruddy duck2, little grebe1 and cormorant11

Friday, December 01, 2006

Prescot reservoirs,
BH reports male HEN HARRIER over the reservoirs early afternoon . The last one to grace the reservoirs was exactly 10 years ago today. Nice one Billy!!