Thursday, 16 October 2014

Update 14th and 15th October 2014

Tuesday 14th October 2014;  North-east wind force 3, sunny spells.

Some visible migration at Leasowe lighthouse included a Golden Plover, 40 Meadow Pipits, 32 Skylarks and 2 Whooper Swans which all moved east. A female Merlin was seen to head in from Liverpool bay and continue south without pausing. The first two Redwings of the autumn also flew south.

Grounded birds consisted of 4 Goldcrests, 3 Chiffchaffs and a male Blackcap in scrub and trees near the lighthouse. A Water Rail, a Kingfisher, and 4 Grey Wagtails were both seen from Lingham bridge.  Observers AMC, KD,DH, EW.

Wednesday 15th October 2014;

4 Stonechats and 2 Wheatears were new arrivals today. More winter visitors were recorded arriving with 28 Redwings, 15 Fieldfares and the first Brambling of the autumn all being logged.
Observers AMC, SRW.

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