SPEKE-GARSTON. 3rd April 2013.
Great numbers of black- tailed godwits feeding on shoreline of rising tide this afternoon 2-4pm.
Counted three seperate groups of 183, 361 and largest group near sailing club of 530+. Guess they are stocking up before moving on to Iceland, Greenland. Loads of birds in fantastic summer plumage.
Also large numbers of oystercatcher, redshank, dunlin, shelduck and quite a few knot, curlew.
Chiffchaff in woods nearest to Speke Hall, with goldcrest, long-tailed tits.
Snipe in flooded corner near road.