The sea mist which temporarily enveloped the Leasowe area mid-morning may have encouraged a small early spring arrival. 9 Goldcrests and 5 Chiffchaffs were in the area of the duck pond and Lingham Lane while unknown numbers of Fieldfares were heard passing overhead unseen in the fog. A further 40 Fieldfares and 11 Redwings were grounded in the paddocks alongside Lingham Lane. A Wheatear was in the area of the western groyne, where the Greenshank was still in residence.
Around 200 Meadow Pipits passed through the area, mainly in the paddocks, together with around 15 Skylarks. The Pipits were heading mainly east while the Skylarks appeared to be headed west.
The Little Owl continues to sing near Lingham bridge and is occasionally visible.
The first rare raptor of the spring, a Red Kite, headed eastwards at 2.30 p.m.
Observers; KAD, KD, LH, EW.
|Redwing and Fieldfare KD|
|Red Kite, record shot. EW|