Thursday, 18 September 2014

Thursday 18th September 2014

Weather; A murky morning gave way to a warm sunny day. Winds light easterly's. 

An adult Mediterranean Gull was on the beach this morning together with the usual Greenshank. 
There were less migrants around today with Chiffchaffs being down to 8 and Willow Warblers, now well past their peak passage period, were down to one. 3 Blackcaps were in the Lingham Lane area. There was also a noticeable reduction in the number of hirundines passing overhead with only a few small groups of mixed Swallows and House Martins moving quickly eastward. Also passing east overhead were 4 Jays, 4 Skylarks,
6 Grey Wagtails. A single Great Spotted Woodpecker was also observed flying very high eastwards, being eventually lost to sight towards Wallasey.
There were some new arrivals, however, including an increase in Goldcrest numbers to 8. A Wheatear and a White Wagtail were at the groyne, a single Whitethroat was in Kerr's field and a Garden Warbler was at Lingham bridge. Observers; AMC, DH, CT, MGT, EW. 
Goldcrest, Lingham Lane.  EW

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