Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Tuesday 13th October 2015

Weather; Fine and sunny becoming clouding over in the afternoon. Wind NE F2-3

There was an arrival of Redwings at the lighthouse this morning with a total of 53 birds being logged. Birds arrived in small separate groups and dispersed inland quickly in the Lingham Lane area.
Other overhead migrants included a Raven, 5 Song Thrushes, 6 Skylarks, 15 Chaffinches, 2 Siskins, 2 Bullfinches and 7 Grey Wagtails headed east. Around 30 Meadow Pipits flew south. 
A single Rock Pipit flew west at the groyne, where a Peregrine was seen hunting the waders.
Grounded birds in the lighthouse area included 2 Grey Wagtails in the Lingham Lane area. 14 Pied and a single White Wagtail were in the paddocks together with 12 Meadow Pipits.
There were good numbers of Goldcrests with 16 being noted in the area together with singles of Blackcap and Chiffchaff. Single Wheatears were present on Meols Common and in the paddocks.
Grey Wagtail feeding at the Birkett.             Les Hall

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