Where’s the Groucho Marx convention?

Another day of calm to very light variable breeze. High cloud for most of the day.Red Nab and saltmarsh area towards high water Pale-bellied Brent Geese 34 located on Red Nab, there were probably moreWigeon c160Shelduck 115 – most to the south of …

Just a lazy Sunday…….chewing the cud.

A steady west wind all day, mainly high cloud with a bit of light rain early on.Red Nab towards high waterPale-bellied Brent goose 40 at leastWigeon c200 including a flock of 164 in from the SEShelduck 26Middleton Nature Reserve Just a mid morning…

How Birds Evolve – Book Review

Here’s a book released in the US in October 2021 and now at large in the UK from on 4 January. I suspect it’s late for publication caused by disruptions to business operations and normal life of recent months. Only last week did Princeton sent me a co…

Notes From The Estuary.

I put together a few notables around the estuary on Friday, starting at Conder Pool where there was a decent count of 35 Tufted Duck, the 47 Wigeon present took off in sync flying to the estuary. Also 4 Little Grebe, and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull&nbsp…

Same stuff, but different views

The light breeze started from NNE and was quite cool, it later moved round to the south. Mainly high cloud with occasional sun.South shoreThe only records so far today are from my morning and Kevin Eaves afternoon walk along the sea wall.Shag 1 juvenil…

Fifty up, but it includes two byes

Almost no air movement and what there was was swirling around in the morning. A steadier light east breeze by the afternoon. Mainly overcast till evening.Pale-bellied Brent goose 50 – there were at least 23 on Red Nab at 09:00, even though the tide was…

Brent, one off a half century

Mild WSW light wind, mainly overcast, but it remained dry.North shorePale-bellied Brent 49They were well scrutinised today by Tim Woodward and Kevin Singleton.In the late morning Tim went to check what yesterday evening’s birds could have been eating:I…

Displaying Peregrine

At about 9:00 a.m., just over a week ago, I was stood at one of my VPs when I heard an unusual call, I knew it was the call of a raptor, but which species? I looked up, and there over my head, and rocketing past on half-closed wings, was a male Peregri…

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Blog Post: Advance notice of resurfacing works for Marine Drive

Marine Drive (Marshside) to close for 3 months Sefton Council are planning to resurface much of the Marine Drive coast road at Marshside, with the road set to close from Monday 24 th January for up to 3 months. The aim is to improve the surface and rem…

Brambling Prize

In most UK winters the Brambling is a difficult one to find but a bird to prize. These cousins of the ubiquitous Chaffinch live north and east of here on the borders of Finland & Russia, venturing this far west in irregular numbers and unpredictabl…

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