Friday, 13 September 2013

13th September 2013

Autumn was very much in the air today. The season’s first roaming tit flock was found at Lingham Bridge.  It included up to 30 birds made up of Blue, Great and long tailed Tit.

Numbers were up on yesterday with a reasonable fall of migrants considering the unfavourable conditions. A couple of circuits of the Lighthouse produced good numbers of warblers including 6 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler and 15 Chiffchaff.  A number of Pied Wagtails were found in the horse paddocks along with 4 Wheatear which totalled 11 by the end of the day.  A Spotted Flycatcher dropped in at the westerly kissing gate but quickly relocated to Sandy Lane where it settled and ‘flycatched’ along with 2 more Chiffchaff.

All photo's AMC


The Mediterranean Gull remains on the pontoon at West Kirby marine lake. The black in the primary tips suggesting this is a second summer bird moulting into a (third) adult winter. 
                                                                              (AMC, EW)

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