Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Wednesday 29th October 2014

Weather;  sunny early then overcast, light easterly wind f 2.

On the tide today off Leasowe there were 332 Common Scoter, 105 Great-crested Grebes, 38 Gannets and 3 male Goosanders which flew west.
Stonechat;   DH

Visible overhead migration today included a mainly southerly passage of over 400 Starlings 60 Skylarks and 15 Jackdaws. Birds moving mainly eastwards included totals of 55 Chaffinches, together with one or two calling Brambling, 23 Siskin and a single Bullfinch. Over 400 Pink-footed Geese flew to the south-west in 3 large skeins early this morning.

Grounded birds in the lighthouse area included totals of 20 Blackbirds, 11 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing, 40 Greenfinch, 6 Reed Buntings, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Stonechats and 14 Goldcrests. The vast majority of the 75 Meadow Pipits noted today appeared also to be grounded, mainly in the Meols common area.

A Kingfisher and 4 Grey Wagtails were along the Birkett.
Observers; JB, KAD, KD, DH, EW.


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