Sightings from Hoylake and Red Rocks by Jane Turner.
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May 6th.Red Rocks... 76 species recorded inc.
Pied Fly (1m), Spotted Flycatcher (4), Garden Warbler (3), Tree Pipit (20)
Common Sandpiper (1), Puffin, Redstart, Siskin(2)
May 7th - Red Rocks
Serin - female briefly at point - was in the poplars before flying off high.
Cuckoo 2, Spotted Flycatcher 1, Yellow wag 1, Peregrine.
Male Bluethroat in Buckthorn near point.
Wood Warbler 1, Spotted Flycatcher 4, Grey Wagtail 1.
Sedge Warbler 1
Whitethroat 1, Tree pipit 1
Manx Shearwater 45, Little Stint 1, Shag 1, Kittiwake 45, Dunlin 400
Fulmar 20, Manx Shearwater 15, Ringed Plover 150, Little Stint 4, Curlew Sand 1, Shag 1,
Dunlin 1500, Sanderling 25
Little Stint 1, Manx Shearwater 15. smaller numbers of waders.
Bar-tailed Godwit 75, Knot 150, Peregrine (throughout month - female) Grey Plover 40, Shag 1
May 26th Home (Hoylake)
Fulmar, Peregrine and Dunlin all in garden/airspace. 2 Dunlin dropped into
Turtle Dove 1, still small numbers of Ringed P and Dunlin.
Peregrine 2 male joined the usual fem. Sanderling 2
Turtle Dove 1
June 6th Hoylake Shore
Manx Shearwater 489, Fulmar 25, Kittiwake 120, Guillemot 150, Razorbill 3, Ringed Plover
June 8th Hoylake Shore
Fulmar 1 prospecting
June 10th Hoylake Shore
Manxie 18, Fulmar 3, Gannet 10, Scoter 8, Guillemot 10, Razorbill 1, Dunlin 4,
Ringed Plover 2
June 12th Hoylake Shore
71 Manx Shearwater and peregrine
June 13th Hoylake Shore
108 Manx Shearwater, 58 Scoter, 25 Fulmar, 35 Guillemot and the obligatory peregrine
June 23rd Hoylake Shore
Manx Shearwaters are pouring past.e.g 365 W in 15 minutes 10:30-45. Not been able to look that often - but they
are still moving in smaller numbers now. More than 600 counted and probably 5 times that if I'd kept looking. I think that they may be circling back round the bay - hence double accounting going on here - but even so there are a lot out there! If you assume it takes them an hour to circle from the point of Ayr back to Formby, there are at least 1400 out there.
Also Arctic Skua - 1st of year, and first Curlew since mid May, Dunlin and three Whimbrel as well. 175 common terns in evening, Little tern, 40 Fulmar and few Guillemot, Gannets etc
June 28th. Hoylake Shore
127 Common Scoter, Willow Warbler - presumed returning bird and a curlew today
June 30th. Hoylake Shore
26 Curlew, 1 Knot, 3 Dunlin, 12 Black-tailed Godwits - look like islandicas
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