Friday, 6 March 2015

6th March 2015

Weather: W-3, sunny and warm

No sign of either of the two Glaucous Gulls in recent days and the Hoylake Gull roost has dramatically reduced to no more than 500 birds today.

With glorious spring weather observers were on the lookout for the traditional spring migrants such as Sand Martin or Wheatear. No sign yet, however there were plenty of other migrants in the paddocks including 38 Meadow Pipit and 7 Pied Wagtails. 4 Stock Dove flew north over Hoylake prom and one or two Woodpigeon were also on the move. A  female Stonechat west of the Lighthouse pond is another good indicator that the Northward spring migration has started.

Offshore there were 2000 Common Scoter and a single Red t Diver.

With southerly wind forecast the first Sand Marin or Wheatear can only be days away.



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