Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Tuesday 1st November 2016

Weather; Drizzle in morning, brightening later. Wind NNE F2

7 Eider flew west off Dove point over the high tide together with 2 Gannets. 132 Lapwing, a Greenshank and a Sanderling roosted on the western groyne with  Redshank, Dunlin and Turnstone.
A Jack Snipe was on Leasowe common together with 20 Meadow Pipits. 2 Stonechats were opposite on Kerr's field with another 2 in Meols common.
Water Rails and Kingfishers continue to show well along the Birkett from Lingham bridge.
There was an arrival of Thrushes along the coastal bushes at Leasowe this morning involving around 30 Blackbirds, 11 Song Thrushes and 15 Redwing. They soon dispersed inland.
2 newly arrived Song Thrushes and a Blackbird on coastal bushes at Leasowe.    EW
3 Blackcaps, 4 Chiffchaffs and 20 Goldcrests were also in the lighthouse area.
Overhead passage included 7 Skylarks west and 10 Siskins and 2 Grey Wagtails east.     Observers;  KAD, MGT, EW
Water Rail at Lingham bridge.       EW

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