Sunday, 30 March 2014

Sunday 30th March 2014

Weather; Hazy sunshine, warm, wind SE force 2-3

Another interesting day in the Leasowe lighthouse area as early spring migrants continue to arrive in ideal weather conditions. Meadow Pipits continue to form the bulk of the movement with over 400 logged in the course of the day. Also recorded were 23 Skylarks, 35 Pied Wagtails and 9 Siskins.
As regards 'proper' summer migrants 2 Swallows, 2 Sand Martin 20 Wheatears, 4 White Wagtails, 9 Chiffchaffs and a Willow Warbler were logged, together with the site's first Ring Ouzel of the spring.  This bird, a male, was seen on and off from 08.00 until 12.20 in the paddocks area.
Offshore 2 Great Northern Divers were present while a Sandwich Tern was seen on the beach.

Observers; DH, JB, CT, KAD.


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