Thursday, 16 April 2015

Osprey !

Weather: NE-2 , sunny spells

The day started quietly with the first circuit of at the Lighthouse producing just a single male Redstart in the western dunes near 'Wryneck Ridge' . Singing Sedge and Grasshopper warbler and 2 Blackcap  were in at the Lighthouse pond and our first Whitethroats were heard singing in Sandy Lane at the Hotel.

A decent passage of Hirundines occurred mid morning with at least 200 Sand Martin and 70 Swallow Passing NE. Other overhead movement including 2 Redpoll also headed North.

Wheatear were thin on the ground with no more than a dozen birds being recorded.  A fantastic male Yellow Wagtail was present briefly in the horse paddocks mid afternoon and an additional 3 male Redstart were logged at various locations.

An Osprey flew through the Lighthouse recording area around 12.30. Having initially been picked up from Hilbre the bird continued to fly NE. This is our 3rd of the year. 


Blackcap (EW)

Yellow Wagtail (EW)

Osprey (AMC)

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