Thursday, 22 September 2016

Thursday 22nd September 2016

Weather; Sunny and clear. Wind SW F2

Sometimes the recording of an otherwise mundane species on a local patch can generate a completely over-the-top level of excitement. A Tree Creeper seen this morning along Park Lane, Meols was a case in point. Although common a mile or so inland this species is extremely rare in the Leasowe recording area usually covered by this blog and is a species highly sought after here. It was seen in company with 4 Goldcrests, 2 Chiffchaffs and a mixed Tit party.
A Greenshank was present all morning at the western groyne with around 100 Redshanks and an adult Mediterranean Gull flew inland from the sea embankment.
Migrants were a bit thin on the ground today although a lone Twite which alighted near the western kissing gate before flying off high to the south-west was noteable. Otherwise 2 Blackcaps, 10 Chiffchaffs, a Reed Warbler and 4 Goldcrests were in the area. Swallows are becoming thin on the ground now with only around 10 present today and House Martins appear to have departed.
Greenshank with Redshanks at the groyne.    EW
Overhead 3 Grey Wagtails, 20 Meadow Pipits and 5 Skylarks flew mainly east. 4 Teal and a Kingfisher were on the Birkett at Lingham bridge.  Observers DH, TK, EW.
Record shot of Tree Creeper, Park Lane.  EW

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