Monday, 28 September 2015

Monday 28th September 2015

Weather;  Sunny and fine. Wind SE F2-3

A combined total of 110 Curlew were roosting over the tide on fields inland from Park Lane and in the paddocks. 

The first Yellow-browed Warbler of the autumn was in a Hoylake garden along the promenade this morning showing well at times. (JET, MGT). 
Despite much searching, however, no others could be located in the Leasowe area, another favourite site for them during such ideal arrival conditions. 10 Blackcaps were logged here, 6 at Lingham bridge, 2 along the nature trail and 2 in Park Lane. There was also a reasonable number of Chiffchaffs with a total of 11 being noted, mainly in the area of the Duck pond and Park Lane. 8 Goldcrests were also scattered around. 20 Swallows and 2 House Martins were in the Park Lane area.
Overhead there was a small passage of around 40 Meadow Pipits, most flying in off the sea and continuing south without pause. 2 Reed Buntings, 2 Skylarks and 3 Grey Wagtails also passed overhead. (AMC, JJ, JET, MGT, EW)    

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