Monday, 3 August 2015

Monday 3rd August 2015

Weather; Sunny spells, wind W f3

Migrant waders at Leasowe over the high tide period today included 4 Whimbrel flying west and a single Greenshank flying east. Around 80 mixed Common and Sandwich Terns headed west after high tide in small parties. 
There are good numbers of Reed Warblers in the Duck pond area with numbers augmented by many juvenile birds. Likewise young Chiffchaffs are also much in evidence, many emitting very confusing calls.
Some early autumn passerine movement was noted today with two Willow Warblers in bushes along the sea embankment and another along the nature trail. A Lesser Whitethroat was also on the nature trail and the first returning Wheatear of the autumn, still partly in scaly juvenile plumage, was in the area of the western groyne.
Around 15 Pied Wagtails, mostly juvenile birds, were in the paddocks. EW 
Reed Warbler   EW

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