Friday, 12 May 2017

Weather, Cloudy dry AM heavy showers PM, Wind east south east 15mph , 

Spotted Flycatcher (Tony Edwards) 
The long awaited return of the Spotted Flycatcher had been on every Wirral birders lips the last few days, today turned out to be the day with sightings from Hilbre island and Red Rocks and individual reports of 16 birds being seen in the lighthouse area , with birds being seen at Lingham lane, the nature trail, The paddocks and park lane numbers could easily have been in the 20s , 
Hooded Crow GC 
surprise bird of the day was a Hooded Crow which dropped into the paddocks just after 1pm just as the weather took a turn for the worse ,its stay was brief and it couldn't be relocated, this could be the same bird that was seen at connahs quay and Hilbre island in the last few weeks  ,

2 Yellow Wagtail one female in the paddocks and a male in Kerr's field, Also in Kerr's field were 4 Pied Wagtail one was seen displaying to an uninterested female, 

At Dove point just off the promenade 4 Common Tern put on a brilliant display of diving for fish and Sandwich Terns could be Heard much further out. Wheatear in the area numbered 8 and there was a constant stream of House Martin and Swallow and 5 Swifts were screaming overhead, 

Other birds in the area, Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 3 Lesser Black Backed gull 1 juvenile in Kerr's field, 

Observers, TE, KD, SD, TK, MT, PO, EM, GC,

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