Thursday, 7 August 2014

Thursday 7th August 2014

Weather;  Heavy showers early a.m. clearing to fine and sunny. Winds light N.W.

Waders offshore at Leasowe this morning included around 40 Ringed Plovers, 60 Dunlin and 50 Turnstones, many of the latter still in fine breeding plumage. A Mediterranian Gull was at the cafe.
The heavy morning rain showers may have helped ground 3 Garden Warblers, at least 2 being in the Lingham bridge area with another near the pond. A Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Willow Warblers were also in the pond area together with the usual Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs. Another Willow Warbler was on Lingham Lane. A single Sand Martin flew west along Meols embankment.
There was no sign of the juvenile Cuckoo today.
This evening 29 Manx Shearwaters and a single Arctic Skua were offshore at Leasowe on the incoming tide. Observers DH,  EW.
Summer plumaged Turnstone.  EW

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