Classic conditions overnight resulted in plenty of grounded migrants and as the day developed plenty of visible migration kept us going.
The first circuit of the morning produced what is now a Wirral mega. A cracking 1st winter TURTLE DOVE. Found in a private garden the bird quickly relocated and spent it's time on telephone wires by Lingham bridge. This is the first widely available Turtle Dove on Wirral for 7 years ! More eyes, more birds and birders 'twitching' the dove came up trumps by finding an additional 2 Yellow browed Warblers to the one earlier in the week.
|Turtle Dove. The The blue/grey rump caused some momentary concern over spp meena . Photo AMC|
|Grey Wagtails on the move are a classic sign of autumn migration|
3 Teal came in off and 3 Mute Swans moved west mid afternoon and a Kingfisher was at Lingham bridge
Other grounded migrants included Blackcap (1), Chiifchaff 12, Wheatear (1), Whinchat (1) .
A great day and the best of the autumn, So far .................
(AMC,MJG JJ, KGR,MGT et al)