An exciting day started with what was an obvious fall of Goldcrest around the Lighthouse. At least 20 birds were in coastal scrub and Lingham Lane feeding energetically on the southerly migration. At around 09.00 the first of two FIRECREST was found in privet near Lingham bridge. The bird quickly moved through and was not seen subsequently.
Other migrants at the Lighthouse today included Blackcap (4), Chiffchaff (6) and nine Jay moved through mid morning. At approximately 10.00 a second Firecrest was located in a private garden just east of Leasowe Castle Hotel. Again this bird quickly moved through but not before a record shot of this little 'jewel' was managed. Always in the canopy it was a tricky bird to photograph.
Other birds seen today included Teal (6), Greenshank (1) and Kingfisher (1)
JB, AMC, KAD, KD and DH