Sunday, 27 April 2014

27th April 2014

Weather: SE-3/4, sunny and blustery

Migrant Dunlin numbers are beginning to increase with 2000 feeding just off Hoylake promenade with 25 Ringed Plover. 17 Whimbrel and a single Bar tailed Godwit were in the high tide roost whilst several Gannet and Sandwich Tern could be seen feeding offshore.

Despite many migrants now in and breeding migration still continues with todays highlights including 1 Redpoll, 2 Tree Pipit, 2 Yellow Wagtail , 5 White Wagtails, 16 Wheatear, 2 male Redstart, 6 Whinchat, and 3 singing Grasshopper Warbler.
Several singing male Blackcap, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff were also present.

A small movement of Hirrundines took place mid morning but no significant numbers were recorded.

At approximately 17.05 the Night Heron was flying west along the Birkett and lost to view and then as on previous evenings could be seen to drop in from Lingham bridge at 19.15.

Two miles west of the Lighthouse a Wryneck was discovered by (JET) in marsh side bushes at Red Rocks. 



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