Sunday, 23 September 2012
Spent a good few hours on Saturday at Hoylake failing miserably to see any peeps and dipping the sabs at BMW. Good to catch up with a few North Wales birders there, but a bad three dip day. Today having watched my beloved LFC being robbed by the ref/mancs i decided it was worth a quick scan at Hoylake on my way home. This time my luck was in. I had the place to myself surprisingly as I checked through the waders. A few more waders than yesterday and after a few scans I managed to pick out the semi p/ western. It never came very close and I'll leave it to the experts to decide which it is. Also 2 curlew sands and a few more sanderling than yesterday. On the next scan the White rumped sand also came into view. At last this weekend my luck was changing. A number of local birders arrived to see the peeps as I left. With all these Yanks about there has to be one or two lurking in North Wales! American goldie reported flying west over Hilbre this morning. Point of Ayr tomorrow?