Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Weather;  Heavy shower early, then sunny spells. Wind NW F3

Not a great deal of migration evident in the area of the lighthouse today, the brisk North-westerly being far from helpful.

50 Dunlin, 25 Redshank, a Knot, 4 Little Egrets and the usual Greenshank were present in the area of the western groyne. 23 Turnstones roosted on the pontoon at New Brighton. 65 Black-tailed Godwits flew west over Leasowe. This species, once rare here, is now being regularly noted in decent numbers.

Departing summer migrants were in short supply with only Blackcaps reaching a respectable total of 7 in the Lingham Lane area. 3 Chiffchaffs and 2 Goldcrests were also present here. A single Wheatear was on Meols common.

Overhead movement consisted of 6 Swallows east and 2 Grey Wagtails west. A Peregrine also flew east.     Observers AMC, EW
Blackcap,  Lingham Lane.   EW

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