Red Breasted Merganser: A trip to see the Hobbit - it was ok, not brilliant! And after reading the sightings on the Dee Estuary website I took the opportunity to stop off and see the birds on West Kirby Marina Lake.
There were 10 RBM on the lake with 4 drakes and the rest red headed females. The tide was on its way back out but still full when I arrived and there were loads of wader movement in front of the shadow of Hilbre Island with around 100 Dunlin flying around.
Goldeneye: I also spotted a hand full of Goldeneye but only one drake. I also checked out New Brighton Marina Lake but was only rewarded with a couple a Black Headed Gulls and one Redshank of the pontoon.