Monday, 4 May 2015

Monday 4th May 2015

Weather; Sunny, cloud later, wind SW F 3

A summer plumaged Curlew Sandpiper remains on the beach at Hoylake together with good numbers of migrant Dunlin, Ringed and Grey Plovers.

A Great White Egret flew west from the lighthouse along the embankment this morning. This is a rare bird here.

Migrants in the Leasowe area included 3 Whinchats, 6 Wheatears and a Yellow Wagtail present in the paddocks this morning and a Redstart near Lingham Lane. Single Grasshopper Warblers were present on Meols Common and on Lingham Lane. Willow Warblers are now past their peak passage numbers with only 6 present today. 

The first Cuckoo of the spring here was discovered in fields off Park Lane this afternoon.

Whinchat in the paddocks.      Les Hall
Overhead 30 House Martins and 4 Sand Martins flew east and a single Swift west.   Observers; AMC, JB, KAD, DH, CS, EW.
Cuckoo, Park Lane.     JB

1 comment:

  1. Good to sea the Whinchats are still filing through. A nice looking Cuckoo too.