Wholly appropriate

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.

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5 thoughts on “Wholly appropriate

  1. Quiet day today – pair of Arctic Terns at Hesketh Out Marsh, and yesterday, 3 Reed Warblers in the SSSI ditch, White Wags still moving and the European Whitefront still on Crossens Outer with 3,000 Pink Feet.

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  2. 5 sp goose display on Crossens Outer today….Pink, Barnie, Whitefront, Bean and Snow! Almost certainly the same Tundra Bean that was at Martin Mere in Feb.

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  3. Interesting half hour or so at Marshside this evening. Whilst looking for the Snow Goose at Crossens (no sign – the Geese were a ridiculous distance away) 2 Glossy Ibis flew over. Presumably the same pair that visited Marshside and then Brockholes. Also a Peregrine and a pair of Eider on the Saltmarsh. Some cracking Ruff off Marshside road on Rimmers Marsh.

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