Tuesday, 20 May 2014

20th May

Weather: S/SE-3, mild with some rain.

Waders at Hoylake have begun to build again. 500 Dunlin, 24 Sanderling, 67 Ringed Plover and 95 stunning summer plumaged Grey plover were on the tide edge.

With most migrants now in and breeding at the Lighthouse,  it was interesting to observe migration was still continuing today. Overnight there was the arrival of several new birds including 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Wheatear and 10 Spotted Flycatcher. There was also a lovely male Redstart found late this afternoon. 

12 Swift, 27 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin and 30 Swallow formed a feeding flock over the paddocks early evening but moved off with the advancing rain.

AMC and CS


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