Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Tuesday 29th September 2015

Weather;  Warm and sunny. Wind SE F2

There was some overhead migration in the Leasowe lighthouse area today most of which took place in the morning. Most birds were travelling north to south with many coming straight in off the sea. Meadow Pipits were the commonest species with over 70 being logged, although only a handful made landfall with most continuing south without pause. Other overhead migrants included 3 Reed Buntings, 2 Swallows, 2 Skylarks, 3 Grey Wagtails, 8 Chaffinches, 3 Siskins and a Jay.
Grounded birds in the lighthouse area included 2 Wheatear, 14 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps and 10 Goldcrests. Most of these had moved on by lunchtime after which it became very quiet although 4 more Chiffchaffs appeared to be new in along the sea embankment bushes together with a single Wheatear on the western groyne. AMC, MGT, EW
Meadow Pipit in the paddocks   EW

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