Saturday, 5 September 2015

Red backed Shrike -Day 2

Weather; W-3, warm and sunny spells.

Yesterdays Juv Red backed Shrike remained on Park Lane , Meols performing well to many visitors who themselves performed well; all parking appropriately on what is a very busy minor road.

The flooded fields continue to attract waders with Ruff numbers now up to 10. With Ruff being a great 'carrier' species we are hopeful of something a little scarcer over the next few days. Black tailed Godwit numbered 13, Lapwing 23 and a single adult Med Gull was found floating amongst the 300 or so Black headed Gulls.

Despite the westerly wind reasonable numbers of migrants put in an appearance. The coastal sallows held Chiffchaff (9),Willow Warbler(5)  Blackcap (6) and a single Spotted Flycatcher was present in the Horse Paddocks all day.

The last great bird of the day was a Marsh Harrier picked up by one fortunate observer as it headed north over Leasowe Bay.


Red backed Shrike (Alan Hitchmough)

Med Gull- AMC

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