Author: Pete Marsh

A sleepy sort of day

A light NNE wind with sunshine for most of the day – really a very pleasant, albeit short day.Knot update – Howard managed to read and photograph this Sefton coast ringed bird, which is a new bird for the bay.South shore Mediterranean gull 1 adult…

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Knot ring reading proving very productive

Lightish cold winds from the north, showers increased throughout the day.There have been a very impressive total of 87 ringed Knot read and identified so far this year. The main observers are Richard Du Feu, Howard Stockdale, Jean Roberts and Pete Mars…

A rainy day at Heysham

Light variable breeze, starting SE and moving to NE. Very heavy overnight rain and hail gave way to lighter rain which persisted on and off all day.A walk along the south shore found it bereft of passerines, just the local Robins, Wrens and Dunnock, pl…

Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible…….

The wind shifted to WNW. Rain early on then largely dry with some sunshine.Thanks to Pete Woodruff for advising me that the problem with viewing videos on this blogger platform is the same for all users. It is hoped that “Blogger” can/will resolve it. …

Great White Egret day

The weak sunshine during most of the day was a welcome change. What breath of breeze there was was generally from the east.Only my stuff so far hopefully more to come (MD)South shoreGreat White Egret – I don’t suppose there were any more today than nor…

Hen Harrier passes (chased) through

The wind freshened and had moved first SW then West. Heavy showers with, mainly, light rain in between.First, a few earlier records from Pete(M)Twite – 5 small birds flew past heliport on Friday. The only calls heard were Twite, so at very least one.Ce…

A grey day

It was one of those days when it never seemed to get light. Gentle southerly wind with low cloud/mist all day.Report from Pete(C)A visit in this morning’s anticyclonic gloom:Near Naze / Helipad2 Rock Pipit and Richard Du Feu reading Knot colour-ri…

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Peripheral Black Redstart

It started off damp but quite bright, but by 10:30 it was quite dark, the rain started about 11:00 then light rain on and off after that. The east breeze shifted to NE during the day.Black Redstart 1 female/immature – Pete(M) managed to scope this from…

Lots of water line activity

A  very gentle easterly breeze. Overcast all day, but no rain.These intermediate tides between neap and spring can be interesting. They are not high enough to flush the birds from the upper beach, particularly in areas of reduced human activity. A…

Day trippers

Very light variable breeze during the morning, almost breathless in the afternoon.South ShoreNo sign or reports of Black RedstartRock Pipit 1Lapwing 208 resting on mud out from the saltmarsh, then flew towards the estuary Knot 4Heysham Nature Rese…

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