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Sunday, 2 January 2011

Wirral wanderings

A day on the Wirral to firstly get a few waders onto the new year list, but also to add a new species to my life list. Species No. 214 duly obliged when I found 14 Bewicks Swans at Shotwick fields on the Deeside Industrial estate, unfortuantly I didnt bag any Whooper Swans for the year list.


a quick trip to Heswall shore brought a few Golden Plover, Wigeon and Teal. I alwatys think that this part of the shore looks a bit sad with the old rotting boats





Further down the coast at Thurstaston 1000s of Pintail and Black Tailed Godwits were a little way out on the low tide 


arrived at New Brighton just before sunset and bagged Grey Plover, Dunlin, Ringed Plover,Knot and Redshank


during the course of the day the other usual stuff made an appearance and some made it on to the camera.....




24 species made it onto my 2011 year list
Bewicks Swan
GBB Gull
Buzzard
Shellduck
Teal
Lapwing
Redshank
Wigeon
Curlew
Black Tailed Godwit
Skylark
Golden Plover
Mistle Thrush
Sanderling
Pintail
Herring Gull
Dunlin
Turnstone
Oystercatcher
Grey Plover
Ringed Plover
Little Egret
Grey Heron
Knot






6 comments:

theconstantwalker said...

Beautiful birds well captured Dave. My favourite images though are of the rotting boats. So well composed I think they are brilliant.

Gary said...

Great series. Excellent bird shots. Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River, Canada.

Springman said...

What beautiful pictures. I enjoyed them even more enlarged as the detail is exquisite and you have a real gift for lighting your subjects.
Exploring your sight I found your "Waxing Lyrical" post. Your Cedar Waxwing captures are classics. Great blog, brilliant stuff! ;-)WBW

Larry Jordan said...

It sounds like a super day of birding Dave! I rally enjoyed the shot of the Black-tailed Godwits.

Larry said...

It sounds like a super day of birding Dave! I rally enjoyed the shot of the Black-tailed Godwits.

holdingmoments said...

Great day out, and some great birds too.
A shame the coast is so far from me.
A lovely shot of the male Sparrow to finish with.