Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Many Reed and Sedge Warblers are still in song in the Leasowe lighthouse area, together with a single Grasshopper Warbler. Large numbers of newly fledged Swallows are on the wing over the paddocks.
Offshore, however, autumn passage is starting to gather pace. Good numbers of Common Gulls have appeared together with two Mediterranean Gulls, an adult summer and a 2nd year bird. 10 Gannets and a Great-crested Grebe were on the sea together with around 40 Sandwich Terns which greatly outnumber Common Terns here at this time of year.
The reverse is true at New Brighton over the Mersey where Common Terns far outnumber Sandwich Terns. Around 50 were feeding over the river together with another Mediterranean Gull, an adult summer.

Observers AMC, EW.

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