Monday, 23 September 2013
Monday 23rd September 2013
Weather: SE wind force 1. Overcast with slight mist. Visibility poor.
A rather quiet day despite ideal conditions for observing migrants. 57 Grey Plover, a Greenshank and an adult Mediterranian Gull were on the sand prior to high tide at Leasowe.
Visible migrants overhead included 40 Swallows, 10 Skylarks and 6 Grey Wagtails heading east. Some raptors were also on the move including 3 Sparrowhawks and a juvenile Hobby which flew west.
Grounded birds in the coastal scrub around the lighthouse included a Blackcap, a Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaffs and one of the first migrant Goldcrests of the autumn. (Observers KAD, EW)