Thursday, 14 August 2014

Thursday 14th August 2014

Weather; Sunny spells, wind NW force 4.

Offshore at Leasowe over the high tide today were 8 Manx Shearwaters, 6 Common Scoter, 1 male Scaup and 2 Teal. Small flocks of waders, mainly Redshank, Turnstone, Dunlin and Ringed Plover moved constantly west. Small numbers of Dunlin and Ringed Plover alighted on the sea wall. 
Grounded migrants in the lighthouse area were rather few today but included 2 juvenile Willow Warblers and a very skulking Lesser Whitethroat at Lingham Lane bridge. 6 Chiffchaffs and 4 Blackcaps were in the area although some of these may have been local birds. A flock of 26 Pied Wagtails were on the horse paddocks. Observers;  AMC, DH, EW.
Lesser Whitethroat.  EW.
Manx Shearwater;  AMC
A second winter Mediterranean Gull was at Gilroy nature reserve.
Ringed Plovers and Dunlin.   Les Hall

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