Monday, 12 October 2015

Monday 10th October 2015

Weather;  Morning showers and mist. Clearer and fresher later with sunny spells. Wind NW F1-3

A Whimbrel flew north over the paddocks during the morning shower. A total of 12 Goldcrests were logged in bushes and trees around the lighthouse, mainly along the nature trail, along with 3 Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap. A single Wheatear was on Meols common.
Overhead 6 Skylarks and 5 Reed Buntings flew west while 8 Grey Wagtails and 2 Redpolls flew east. Around 30 Meadow Pipits flew south with around 10 remaining in the paddocks.
A Short-eared Owl was watched at length hunting over the common in front of the lighthouse yesterday evening although there has been no sign of it here today. Likewise there has been no re-appearance of yesterday's Great White Egret seen at the groyne.    KAD, MGT, EW
Wheatear on Meols Common.   EW

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