Thursday, 12 September 2013

12th September 2013

A few migrants were at the Lighthouse this morning including 4 Chiffchaffs and 1 Whitethroat whilst the Swallow flock at Lingham Lane has increased to 17.

At ‘Greenshank Groyne’, the Turnstone flock is steadily increasing as autumn progresses and a Heron dropped in to feed in the gutter formed by the groyne. 

At Hoylake, a  massive 1500 Common Scoter were recorded offshore along with 4 Guillemots, 6 Great crested Grebe, 2 Red throated Diver and 2 Manx Shearwater.

A small group of  18 Sandwich Tern remain off Red Rocks and a Mediterranean Gull remains at West Kirby Marine lake.


One last yawn before the 'off'

Turnstone Flock


  1. Great to see a blog from you Allan.... it might distract me from work though!

  2. Thanks Paul. Looking forward to another exciting autumn at the Lighthouse. Plenty of returning migrants this week.