A Lighthouse and Wirral MEGA was found near the western kissing gate mid afternoon by Lighthouse stalwarts Kenny D and Eddie W. This time a stunning Wryneck was discovered feeding on the inland path that runs between the eastern and western kissing gates. This is our second Wryneck at the Lighthouse, the last one being recorded on 14th September 2010. Today's bird was found within 500m of the last one which coincidentally was also found by Kenny D.
The arrival of this great Wirral bird was part of a larger arrival of migrants at the Lighthouse including Yellow Wagtail (2), Tree Pipit (1), Whinchat (1) Redstart (1) Spotted Flycatcher (1), Blackcap (5). Other passage birds overhead were Snipe (11) Grey Wagtail (7) Meadow Pipit (34) and Sparrowhawk (3).
Other birds seen today included Great spotted Woodpecker, Grey Plover 174, Sanderling (97) Ringed Plover (157), Knot (212) and 31 Sandwich Tern.
With the High pressure system remaining over Scandinavia and the near continent until next week , we look forward to the next 'biggy'
AMC, KD, AEH, DH, JJ AT,CT, MGT, EW and SRW