another look to the coast, albeit for a shorter spell, but another great visit.
a fair selection with a couple of additions to Tuesdays list :-
Goosander 3 redheads north over the clifftops
Common Scoter pr ots
Little Gull a group of 74 ots off The Hive, a decent flock, but nowhere near the numbers a few decades ago.
Mediterranean Gull juvenile still present ots Blast Beach
Gannets half a dozen plunge diving not far out
Red Throated Diver 1 ad sum plum drifted north from Hive past Chourdon Point
Whimbrel 10W plus other heard later
Curlew 2 on the beach !
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Garden Warbler 2
Barred Warbler 1 - brief but conclusive views nr footbridge over railway, only the fourth ive found.
Lesser Whitethroat - watched feeding & also singing briefly
Grey Wagtail 1
Yellow Wagtail 1
Yellowhammer carrying food items
Peregrine male on the cliffs, buzzed by a juv female
Green Woodpecker only 1 today
Little Owl 2
Meadow Pipit 15
Tree Sparrow 22+ inc sev juvs
Swallow small nos south, lots of local birds still busy tending nests.
After tea took the bairn to Chester Park for a couple of hours, between football & the play-park we managed Dipper, 5Grey Wag, 4Goosander, 24Mute Swan (building back up), 3 recent broods of Mallard ducklings & a flyby Kingfisher.