Thursday, 10 September 2015

Thursday 10th September 2015

Weather;  Hot and sunny, wind SE F3

There was a small arrival of 11 Chiffchaffs and 2 Willow Warblers along the coastal bushes underneath the embankment at Leasowe this morning. Most of these birds had dispersed eastwards by midday.

3 Redstarts, 2 females and a new male bird, were present near to Lingham Lane for most of the morning. 4 Goldcrests and a single female Wheatear were also in the area. Other migrants in the Leasowe area included singles of Sedge Warbler and Whitethroat and 3 Blackcaps.

22 Black-tailed Godwits flew east mid morning. Other wader interest included a Common Sandpiper on the sea defence whilst 6 Ruff remained on he temporary flashes. A single Grey Wagtail flew east mid morning.

A Little Owl was discovered early evening in its roost at Park Lane.

Around 100 Black-headed Gulls feeding on flying ants overhead this afternoon were joined by 2 adult Mediterranean GullsAMC, JJ, MGT, EW

Male Redstart near Lingham Lane   AMC

Wheatear   EW

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