Thursday, 6 October 2016

Thursday 6th October 2016

Weather; Sunny spells; Clear. Wind E F2

12 Wigeon and 150 Scoter were offshore on the tide today at Leasowe.
Some interesting overhead passage at the lighthouse today included 70 Lapwings flying south and another 9 flying north-east. 3 Buzzards, 1 Teal, 2 Grey Wagtails, 4 Song Thrushes, 20 Chaffinches and 4 Siskins moved east. 8 Skylarks and a Raven flew south. The first 12 Redwings of the year flew south, having come straight in off the sea along with 42 Meadow Pipits. Another 30 Meadow Pipits flew east.
Grounded migrants at Leasowe included a Siberian Chiffchaff among 6 Chiffchaffs, 10 Goldcrests and 3 Blackcaps at Lingham Lane bridge this morning. A Yellow-browed Warbler was in Willow trees at Lingham fisheries further up the Lane. Most of these migrants had moved on by noon.
At least one Yellow-browed Warbler continued to show on and off throughout the day near the duckpond, best viewed from the path immediately to the east of the pond opposite the prominent Sycamore tree. Another 5 Goldcrests and 10 Chiffchaffs were in the duckpond and nature trail areas together with a single Blackcap. 3 Chiffchaffs, 4 Goldcrest and a Siskin were on Park Lane.
Stonechat.          EW
2 Stonechats were showing well at Kerr's field and a Kingfisher
Yellow-browed Warbler near the duckpond, Leasowe. Tricky even when in full view!     EW
was performing well at Lingham bridge in the afternoon. 
Observers; DH, MGT, EW and others

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