Sunday, 24 August 2014

24th August 2014

Weather: NE-2, Warm and sunny.

An Osprey was reported over the sea at Leasowe mid morning. Never common at this time of year, this may be the only record of the autumn for the Lighthouse.

Yesterday's Whinchats remained in the paddocks. Their  arrival  appeared to fir with a UK wide movement of this species. A single Wheatear was also in the paddocks whilst another was at Dove point. 

The warm conditions saw small numbers of Warblers arrive including 4 Whitethroat, 8 Chiffchaff and 9 Willow Warbler whilst the resident Reed Warblers continue to feed young. Other residents still present include the Greenshank at the Groyne and the Kingfisher from Lingham Bridge.

With Easterly winds forecast for next week and with a bit of luck we may see some drift migration in the coming days.


Juvenile Chiffchaff  showing a distinctive broken pale eye ring (AMC)

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