Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Wednesday 27th April 2016

Weather; Cold but mainly sunny. Wind NW F3

A brisk north-west wind and cold conditions never help with the arrival of migrants in the Leasowe area today. This is, however, peak spring migration time and birds must get to their breeding grounds so a meagre trickle of summer visitors nonetheless arrived.
A Sedge Warbler, thought to be our first of the year, finally showed up with a singing bird by the duckpond. 2 Wheatears and a White Wagtail were in the paddocks area.
Most migrants were located in the more sheltered areas of Lingham Lane. Birds seen here included 5 Blackcaps, 6 Willow Warblers, a Reed Warbler, 3 Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats and a Redstart. A Kingfisher flew across Lingham paddocks.
Redstart (fem) Lingham Lane.       EW
Overhead movement was likewise sparse with just 10 Swallows, 4 House Martins and a single Redpoll moving east.
Lesser Whitethroat. Lingham Lane.       EW

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