Friday, 16 October 2015

Friday 16th October 2015

Weather;  Cloudy, wind NE F2

Bearing in mind the weight of eastern rarities currently sinking parts of the U.K. it was a quiet day in the Leasowe area. 
The highlight of the morning was an attack on a Hedgehog by a Magpie off Park Lane. It was certainly not a well thought out plan on the part of the Magpie who retired quickly, in some apparent distress.

An unwise attack on a Hedgehog by a Magpie.  EW
Otherwise almost nothing was moving until early afternoon when some passage became evident overhead. A total of 250 Starlings and 112 Fieldfares passed east in groups together with 3 Song Thrushes,
White Wagtail in the paddocks.    EW
2 Grey Wagtails, a Siskin, 8 Skylarks and 32 Chaffinches. 4 Redwings came down at the fisheries on Lingham Lane. 

22 Alba wagtails, including 3 White's, moved quickly eastwards through the paddocks and 30 Meadow Pipits headed south.

Apart from a small scattering of around 8 Goldcrests there were no obvious grounded migrants in the lighthouse area. A single Raven was in the inland fields. This individual has been around for several days now. LH, EW

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