Monday, 2 May 2016

02 May 2016

Weather: W/SW-3/4, rain to start clearing later.

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.


Lesser Whitethroat (Tim Kinch)
Singing Siskin (Mark Turner)

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