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.
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|