Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Tuesday 4th October 2016

Weather; Sunny spells, Wind E F3-4

Yellow-browed Warbler near the duckpond, Leasowe. 2 were here today with a third at the end of the nature trail under the sea embankment.       EW

Pink-footed Geese. Part of a skein of 64      EW
Some interesting overhead movement in the lighthouse area today with two Tree Sparrows flying east being particularly notable. Tree Sparrow is barely annual here and has become very rare on the Wirral. Other overhead travellers included 40 Chaffinch, 2 Reed Buntings, 5 Skylarks, 3 Grey Wagtails, a Siskin (first of autumn) and 2 Song Thrushes east. 50 Meadow Pipits and 64 Pink-footed Geese (again the first of the autumn here),
1 of 2 Yellow browed Warblers in a Meols  garden. -AMC
flew south.
Grounded migrants in the lighthouse area included 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, 8 Chiffchaffs, 10 Goldcrests, 3 Blackcaps and 2 Grey Wagtails. 2 further Yellow-browed Warblers are in a nearby Meols seafront garden. How many others are lurking locally?
An adult Mediterranean Gull and over 5,000 Scoters were offshore.  Observers AMC, KAD, DH, JJ, TK, EW.

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