Escaping the wrath of my Spouse and overnighting devil child sorry Nephew,Jack I picked up Groucho and we headed off to the Wizzal for a seawatch....in July!!!
Phil the 'Wooly' Wollen had already set up camp (see piccy) and stealing a chair from another Wizzal watcher I sent Groucho off to the local cafe for coffee and a sausage butty...sorted!
The wind had been blowing NWesterly force 5-7ish since Thursday (just ask the golfers up the coast at Birkdale) and thus an early 'Autumn' seawatch was a must do.This time of the year Stormies are sneaking past down through the Irish Sea so a good blowjob brings them closer.
- The count (10.15am -1pm from Leasowe):-
- 30+ Manx Shearwater
- 4-6 Arctic Skua
- 2 Bonxie
- 2 Whimbrel
- 2 Fulmar
- 8+ Gannet
- loads of passing waders Knot,Sanderling,Dunlin,Turnstone,Oycs
- 10's of Common and Sandwich Terns(one probable Roseate??)
Not bad for a July Wizzal Watch what.We decided to head for New Brighton and the mouth of the Mersey and timed it just right to catch a lingering STORM PETREL battling its way out to sea, a Cheshire lifer for yours truly.Home James....
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