The cause of all the excitement well look below...2 RUDDY SHELDUCKs mingling with the Canadas and our two Antipodean Black Swans on Kidbrook Spit on Bud Mere.
Later that afternoon after checking XCWeather on tinternet it looked really good for a seawatch on the t'wizzal. Gale force 6 winds from a North West direction in early Autumn mean seabirds aplenty. So I nipped over to Gunsights (top dogging spot on the Wirral apparently) and was joined by Mr Wizzal himself and Ellesmere Ports finest Big Al. (not for dogging by the way)
Phil's portable seawatching hide was a cool way to observe the various ornithological waifs being blown passed this bit of Cheshire that sticks out into the Irish Sea. Unfortunately no one told the birds so all we got was 3 Arctic Skua, 2 Arctic Tern various white dots on the horizon and sod all else...bugger! there was 3 Long tailed Skuas well before hightide but well gone south by the time we got there. Still at least the Black Cats put one over the Blue Mooners.
A late peramble round Neumann's turned up 4 Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plover, Redshank and best of all the BAR HEADED GOOSE found yesterday by guess who?. Now the question is to year tick or not to year tick??? probably should say the same for the Ruddy Shelducks!! as well. Me thinks good for a tie break what?