Thursday, 28 August 2014

28th August 2014

Weather: SE turning SW-4, sunny and clear.

Many of yesterdays migrants remained at the Lighthouse whilst some, such as Wheatear had clearly left overnight leaving just a single bird in the dunes west of the groyne. Two Spotted flycatchers and a Lesser Whitethroat remained in Lingham lane. Overhead 3 Swift and 2 Sand Martin  headed southwest. A single Teal on the duck pond was an ironically scarce occurrence of a fairly regular bird at the Lighthouse.

The high tide wader roost at Hoylake proved interesting as numbers continue to build. Amongst the many thousands of waders the highlights were 3 Greenshank and two Curlew Sandpipers.

An adult Mediteranean Gull was found in the black headed gull roost just east of Dove point whilst further west in the  'big gull' roost an adult Yellow legged Gull was picked out roosting with Herring and Lesser black backs. August is a good time for Yellow legged Gull on North Wirral so this record fits in with the expected pattern of occurrence.  


Yellow legged Gull (nearest bird)  asleep for the whole time. (AMC)

And eventually a quick stretch of the legs ! (AMC)

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