Friday, 25 April 2014

25th April 2014

Cloudy early, heavy rain from 14.00. Wind E 2.

In the Leasowe lighthouse area the Night Heron appeared again today at 7.15 p.m. when it was seen flying along the Birkett towards the fisheries.  
 Offshore today  were 90 Sandwich Terns and 24 Gannets.
A good number of grounded migrants were also in the lighthouse area, many of them new in today. These included 2 Whinchats, a male Redstart, 22 Wheatears, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Garden Warblers, 3 Grasshopper Warblers, and good numbers of Blackcaps, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs.
25 House Martins passed overhead.

Observers; JB,DH,JT

Taken on 24th  April (AMC)

Taken on 24th April (AMC)

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