Wednesday, 5 November 2014

5th November 2014

Weather: N-2, cold but clear and sunny all day.

No fireworks today at the Lighthouse but a steady arrival of winter thrushes in the coastal hawthorns kept observers interested. There was a steady overhead movement of Fieldfare. with the day count totalling 186. Some birds dropped onto the Hawthorns to feed on the remaining berries. Fresh arrivals such as these are usually quite nervous and these birds were no different so the photo opportunity that presented itself was a touch of luck! Other thrushes in the Lingham area included 22 Blackbird, 4 Redwing, 8 Song Thrush and 11 Mistle Thrush. 

A flock of 22 Golden Plover moved west at the Lighthouse whilst two Swan sp were spotted distantly from Hoylake shore.

A small number of Goldcrest made the day list  as did 4 Stonechat and a couple of overhead Skylark.

The Twite remained elusive for most of the day but was seen and heard late afternoon; as usual in the company of a few Linnets.  



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