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Old Sunday 16th October 2016, 13:08   #1
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Otterspool sightings

Hi I am a regular at Otterspool prom having just moved to live close by.
I will post what I see on here. So far nothing which could be counted as a rarity. Here is a list of speciesI've seen over this past few weeks.
Greater Back Backed Gull, Redshank, Turnstone, Teal, Shelduck, Buzzard, Ring necked Parakeet, Curlew, Oystercatcher, Guillemot, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Goldfinch,
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Old Sunday 16th October 2016, 13:20   #2
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Hi Billy - I've moved your post to the Merseyside forum and subscribed you to the thread so you can easily find it.

This is a better area to post your sightings, as it is more likely to be seen by the folks in the area.
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Old Tuesday 18th October 2016, 14:23   #3
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No sightings today as it was a high tide and very rough, spray coming over the wall of the prom.
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Old Wednesday 19th October 2016, 10:43   #4
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19/10/16. Conditions much calmer . sightings on Greendale Esplanade, plenty of Oyster Catcher, Four Heron and a few Redshank.
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Old Thursday 3rd November 2016, 12:00   #5
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Otterspool prom 03/11/16

A lone Turnstone and a small flock (20-30)of Redshank and a single Cormorant flying upstream but it was high tide, didn't get there early enough!
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Old Tuesday 15th November 2016, 15:41   #6
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Otterspool prom 15/11/2016

Very calm conditions no wind and a nice sunset.
Oyster Catchers, a few Redshank on the mud and Cormorants flying up the estuary.
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Old Friday 21st April 2017, 16:34   #7
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Just one addition to the Otterspool list:-
Teal
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Old Tuesday 23rd May 2017, 15:26   #8
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Not much about today.
Song thrush on the grass at the end of Mersey Rd
5 house Martins landing on the estuary mud, collecting for nest building perhaps?
3 Shelduck at the far end of the prom opposite Cressington Esplanade
there were some waders on the distant exposed sandbank but without binocs no chance of ID.
A neighbour told me she watched a Dolphin in the river last week but I don't know if it was a dolphin a Porpoise sounds more likely.

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Forgot Dunlin on my original list.
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Old Wednesday 24th May 2017, 17:30   #10
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Another walk along Otterspool prom this afternoon. A very low tidethe river looked almost empty apart from a channel along each side.
3 Shelduck, 4, Carrion Crows, Black Headed gulls didn't count them, 2 House Martins.
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Otterspool 02/07/17 13.30 hrs low tide hot and sunny with a breeze.
approx 60 Black Tailed Godwits, a few Herring and Black headed Gulls.
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12/08/17 Otterspool prom
Quite a few Turnstone back today Lots of immature Black Headed Gulls and for the first time a sparkling white Common Gull on the grass.
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Old Wednesday 23rd August 2017, 13:06   #13
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22/08/17 Family of Buzzards circling around today
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Otterspool at low tide lots of Turnstone a few Redshank and Oystercatcher and immature Black Headed Gulls. One Pied Wagtail flitting about among the stones on the beach. Lots of Oystercatcher on the exposed sand in the middle of the river.
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13/11/2017 Plenty of Redshank, one or two Oystercaycher, a lone Curlew and just two Turnstone at low tide today.
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09/01/2018 Just reviewing some old photographs taken 2016 on Otterspool of what I thought were the usual distant Redshanks and when I zoomed in and cropped realised it was a flock of Dunlin with a couple of Ringed Plovers which are a new species on my patch :)
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Old Thursday 17th May 2018, 11:08   #17
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My garden list Aigburth, Liverpool.

Blue Tit
Great Tit
Coal Tit
Long Tailed Tit
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
Chaffinch
Nuthatch
Robin
Blackbird
Magpie
Carrion Crow
Jay
Wren
Dunnock
Buzzard
Black Headed Gull
1000's Wood Pigeons
Stock Dove
Ringed Neck Parakeet
Not a single House Sparrow
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[quote=billysiv;3719565]Blue Tit
Great Tit
Coal Tit
Long Tailed Tit
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
Chaffinch
Nuthatch
Robin
Blackbird
Magpie
Carrion Crow
Jay
Wren
Dunnock
Buzzard
Black Headed Gull
1000's Wood Pigeons
Stock Dove
Ringed Neck Parakeet
Not a single House Sparrow
Bullfinch may 2018
Collared Dove may 2018
Greenfinch returned may 2018
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