Birchwood pool, Moore nr.
It was an absolutely horrible day weatherwise with strong northerlies with heavy showers of rain and hailstones. An adult Kittiwake brightened up the day as it bathed on the pool. Kittiwakes start moving back to thier breeding sites in march and 14 were recorded at Audenshaw reservoir today also, so obviously a movement inland up the Mersey valley. This is the first ever record for Moore NR but birds have been seen on the Mersey close by.
A juv glaucous gull was seen flying around the tip but it never visited the pool.