Another great set of digiscoped shots from Jason: the juvenile Herring Gull above was on Hilbre Island last August, the Redshank below was at Leasowe yesterday.
These Turnstones are also from yesterday.
Sunday 1st February 2009 on the corner of Battersby Road and Forshaw Street. Bones & I jumped the first
Miseryrail Merseyrail northern line train of the day, changed at Liverpool South Parkway, and had this lot in the can by 11am. There were around 37 birds altogether.
We then went on briefly to Moore nature reserve, which was superb – Willow Tit and Green Woodpecker were good for us.
Taken by Jason Stannage in Walton, Liverpool. Digiscoped with a Nikon p5100 through a Swarovski ATS80HD using a DCA adapter
Just an hour at the marsh to clear my head today. I saw three Wheatear round the sandplant – some were reported yesterday on http://www.marshsidebirders.com so these were the first for me this year, but not for the site. Merlin perched up on Crossens outer late on as the light was going, and avocets hard at it in their attempt to take over North Meols. The light had gone by the time the Merlin fulfilled all our wishes, swooping down to tear the avocets to shreds. We can dream …
From Sandgrounders Hide at Marshside today, this Black-tailed Godwit posed nicely ~
Not a great video, but it’s a record at least, of one of two Med Gulls around at Marshside today