Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Wednesday 8th April 2015

Weather;  Fine and sunny. Wind light SW - SE F2

Migration is picking up a notch in the Leasowe lighthouse area with the appearance of more summer visitors today.

A Little Ringed Plover was found this morning in the westernmost horse paddock feeding alongside a large pool of standing water (CT). It remained here all day.

There was a small influx of Willow Warblers with 6 birds new in this morning. Also new in were 9 Wheatears, all males, and a Blackcap. Most of these birds had moved on by midday. 

Overhead around 80 Meadow Pipits moved mainly eastwards together with 4 Redpolls and 2 Swallows.

Other birds in the lighthouse area included 4 Goldcrests and 6 Chiffchaffs. 2 Little Owls were in the Park Lane area this morning. 
Little Ringed Plover   EW
Observers AMC, KAD, JJ, CT, EW.
Little Owl   EW


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