The air was raw cold out on Plex Moss this morning despite the sun and after an hour or two I didn’t have much to show for the visit; just two Wheatears (male and female) and a couple of Yellow Wagtails calling as they went through.
It was equally cold up at Crossens Outer, where a Snow Goose (presumably the recent Wirral one) was with a few hundred Pinks, and looking right at home in the chilly conditions.
Marginally closer to the pull-in, one of the Eurasian White Fronts was dozing.
The long distance white Snow Goose made a change from a long distance white Great White Egret I suppose.
Good finds by Pete Kinsella and Mark Nightingale.
A Greenshank was on Polly’s Pool while the first summer Med Gull and a pristine adult were off Sandgrounders.
Reed Warbler singing in the SSSI ditch and a miserable looking Swift slicing north through the icy air.
A confiding Whimbrel on the beach at Cabin Hill earlier in the week as I was showing folk around the coast was good, as was a Tawny Owl in the back garden at Dempsey Towers last night, but that was the best of it.
If it doesn’t warm up soon I’m giving serious consideration to inverted hibernation.