Leach's Petrels passing us on the beach for our first of three Vis Mig Walks Ainsdale
Leach's Petrels passing us on the beach for our first of three Vis Mig Walks #Ainsdale
Prepare for a wreck of these incredible little seabirds this week. Other ocean wanderers including shearwaters and skuas are likely too. Leach's Petrels have already been seen from the Mersey mouth up to Ainsdale, with many more to come no doubt.
Wonderful oceanic travellers that are best looked for in Liverpool Bay when the autumn westerlies blow... https://johndempseybirdblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/11/leachs-petrels/
Four Leach’s Petrels tottering and weaving over the sands at Ainsdale this morning in brutal conditions between 0930 and 1030. The first of many no doubt if this NEWly hooley holds.
Just magical birds – even when snatched at with a rain smeared compact camera. Happily their arrival coincided with the first of three “Vis Mig” walks I’m leading at Ainsdale, so well done Tony and Kath who braved the conditions and met Leach’s Petrel for the first time.
Walks also set off at 9am from Ainsdale Discovery Centre (PR8 2QB) tomorrow (Tuesday 12.9.17) and Wednesday, last two hours tops and are free. Booking not necessary. Don’t forget to bring your bins and wrap up warm – this weather system means business.
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