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)

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