Sunday, 13 March 2016

Sunday 13th March 2016

Weather;  Sunny and fine. Wind SE F0-1

2,500 Pink-footed Geese headed north-east over the embankment at Leasowe this morning. Offshore 110 Great-crested Grebes were on the flood tide together with 98 Common Scoter, 4 Teal and 4 Wigeon and 2 Scaup flew west.
The heavy Stonechat passage continues aided by ideal conditions with a total of 10 birds logged in the lighthouse area this morning, a good count. The Meadow Pipit passage continues to build up with 56 birds counted this morning in the paddocks along with an impressive 37 Pied Wagtails. Most of the Meadow Pipits had departed by early afternoon with many seen to head out north across Liverpool bay. A further 40 birds showed up in the Lingham Lane paddocks mid-afternoon, however. Most of the Stonechats had also dispersed by mid-afternoon also, leaving just 3 in the area. 6 Skylarks and 4 Song Thrush were also in the main paddocks. 3 Redwing were in fields off Park Lane, Meols, with a further 3 Song Thrushes. A flock of 240 Curlews was in fields inland from Park Lane.  Observers DH

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