Sunday, 27 September 2015

27th September 2015

Weather: S/SE-2, warm and sunny

Continued SE winds and clear conditions saw some visible migration today. Overhead passage at the Lighthouse included Swallow(22), Grey Wagtail (2), Jay (2), Meadow Pipit (19), Skylark (1) Snipe (1). Two Guillemots and Two Canada Geese were noted offshore as was a single Sandwich Tern.

Grounded migrants included Chiffchaff (9), Blackcap (4) Goldcrest (2) . A single Wheatear was also in the paddocks.

Two Sparrowhawk and 4 Buzzard moved through mid afternoon.

Many thanks to Colin Wells for sending us this photograph of a Sinensis Cormorant he found and identified at BMW today. The status of Sinensis on Wirral is not fully understood as they are no doubt overlooked and consequently under recorded. A sharp eye will note the larger 'Gular Angle' compared with that of Carbo which of course has a much smaller 'Gular angle'.


Sinensi Cormorant (Colin Wells)

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