Tuesday, 21 March 2017

21/03/2017  Weather. sunny, strong westerly wind 10mph, showers late afternoon 

After the excitement of last week with the Siberian Stonechat and the Black Redstart at Hoylake, the last few days have been quite quiet apart from an unusual but not unheard of Treecreeper being seen on Sunday 
A Kestrel, True lighthouse birding , GC

First bird of the day was a Kestrel sheltering from the wind on leasowe lighthouse, 
Migrants are few and far between at the moment but its still early the only migrant today was a fine male Wheatear on the embankment,
male Stonechat at Park lane  GC
No birds of note in the horse paddocks apart from Curlews flying over to feed in the farm fields with a single Lapwing.
Park lane was lively with song from Goldfinches, Greenfinch, Blackbird it soon turned into frantic alarm call when a   female Sparrowhawk circled the area,
The usual Greenshank was on the groyne at Dove point and further out on the sandbank 10 Grey Plover flew in to join the sleeping Curlew
Buzzard on Cadburys field, GC
Other birds of note in the area were a Little Egret in the horse paddocks on Lingham Lane, a pair of  Stonechat at Park lane, and a Common Buzzard on Cadburys field.

Observers Allan Conlin David Haigh  and Graham Connolly 

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