Birding news from Leasowe Lighthouse and North Wirral
Sunday, 29 October 2017
Weather: Mild, Sunny intervals, Wind: NNE 8mph,
The Lighthouse of Legend strikes again! After the past few days of every bush and tree being scrutinized for Yellow Browed warblers the expectation that something special would turn up was at its peak, was it a surprise yes and no!
Melodious Warbler Jeremy Bradshaw
This morning a Hippolias Warbler was briefly spotted on Lingham Lane by Jeremy Bradshaw but soon disappeared it was either an Icterine or the rarer Melodious Warbler,
Weather: Warm Sunny, Wind: NNE 5mph Better late than never was the saying today at the Lighthouse , with the first Yellow browed Warbler of Autumn which more than likely arrived over night with the good numbers of Goldcrest 35 being counted today, Word spread mid morning and a number of birders waited patiently some for an hour or more for some the briefest of glimpses , for passers by must of looked like strange looking statues staring into the trees but all worth it,
Weather: Mainly cloudy , Wind: WNW 3mph. A pleasant October day a good day for a VIS-MIG A term used by birders for Visible migration October is the time when many species make the journey from the continent and other places such as Iceland to our shores for the winter Some species such as Redwings even migrate at night if you live in a quiet area you can hear their seep seep call in the darkness as they pass over. Today's day flying birds included , 39 Lapwing, 20 Skylark, 40 Chaffinch, 2 Brambling, 35 Meadow pipit, 15 Reed Bunting, 11 Siskin, 30 Blackbird, 14 Song Thrush, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing, 1 Redpoll, Grounded birds in the area, 7 Blackcap 1 Chiffchaff and 4 Goldcrest. Observers DH, EW.