I arrived back in Bangor yesterday to start my upcoming Research Masters. Given the weather conditions, I thought I'd give the Mersey a go in the hope of that I'd connect with some Leach's. I met Andrew Kinghorn at Lime Street Station and then heading off to the Wirral.
After a rocky start with almost no birds at all, we picked up 8 Leach's Storm-petrels moving West past Leasowe (heading towards Wales, hence the blog post...(a slim link, I know!)).
We also had nice views of an adult winter Mediterranean Gull in my favourite plumage at New Brighton.
A nice first day back in the rainy land!