Friday 25th October 2013.
The hope was that the overnight heavy rain would result in a 'fall' of migrants but that did not seem to be the case. Small numbers of Meadow pipit hung around the embankment near the groyne but these seem to be the 'regulars' rather than new birds ! The ever present Greenshank did not disappoint, feeding in the gutter along the sea wall and up to 25 Grey Plover fed on the sand. Everything going up signalled the presence of a peregrine and a large female made an unsuccessful attack on a mixed flock of waders. The horse paddocks were alive to the large mixed flock of Linnet & Goldfinch. No reason why Twite can't be found - birds are currently present on the Welsh side of the Dee in fair numbers - although Leasowe traditionally only usually has one or two. More than the usual number of Blackbirds present in the hedges - perhaps an influx from the continent or the east coast ? JB