Again the westerly wind meant blustery conditions for observers. Despite this there had been an overnight arrival of migrants. A fine male Redstart was found in the coastal paddocks. 8 Wheatear and 4 Whinchats were also new in. A Cuckoo was also present in Meols dunes and either it or another was found near the Lighthouse late morning. A small arrival of Lesser Whitethroat was evident with at least 4 birds present between Linghm Lane and the Eastern kissing gate. A Common Whitethroat was present at the Lighthouse car park. 2 Blackcap were along Lingham Lane. There was a small passage of Siskin today including one that landed briefly to have a quick sing before heading off North.
Hirrundines moved through late afternoon with at least 22 House Martin, 18 and Martin and 34 Swallow all passing Northeast.
JB, DH, TK
|Lesser Whitethroat (Tim Kinch)|
|Singing Siskin (Mark Turner)|