26 May 2008

Red Kites & Skuas

Flushed with success after last Wednesday's Bluethroat Hilbre produced the goods again Thursday with a probable Montagu's Harrier looming out of the early morning mist. Unfortunately I wasn't there to see it! Thursday did result i nsome success though as a meeting in Leeds gave me an oppurtunity to divert down the M6 in search of a long staying Red Kite near Nantwich. I dfidn't actually have to that far as a Red Kite appeared alongside the A53 west of J18 on the M6 before dropping down into a wooded area. According to reports else where 2 birds were seen nearby at Nether Alderley near Macclesfield and one over the M6 in the same area on the same day as I saw mine. Could these be the bird(s) that have been seen regularly in the Alsager, Crewe, Nantwich triangle?

Easterly winds over the last few days again filled us with hope the Wirral might turn up the goods. Unfotuntately the wind has been so strong most self respecting birds have been hunkering down in deep cover.

The LBO team of Conlin, Duff & Woollen spent quite a few hours either drinking tea at the cafe or siutting on 'Honey Buzzard' bench over looking the paddocks and sea over the weekend. I though I'd got an Arctic Skua Friday but it was to far out in the heat haze. Problem solved Saturday when Allan spotted one careering west quite close in shore.

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