Friday, 27 October 2017

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,
Yellow Browed Warbler, Eddie Williams 

It was another good day for visible migration with the following birds being seen, 51 Black Tailed Godwit (3 in Kerr's field) 30 Lapwings , 5 Snipe, 60 Pink footed geese, 5 Redwing, 8 Song Thrush , 30 Skylark , 5 Grey Wagtail, 35 Greenfinch , 40 Chaffinch , 1 Brambling, 8 Siskin, 2 Redpoll,
And 1 Mediterranean Gull over the cafe 

Birds grounded in the area , 17 Redwing, 35 Goldcrest as mentioned above , a big increase on the 4 birds from yesterday, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap down from yesterdays number of 7 birds, 1 Yellow browed warbler, 

Keep a look out for Siberian Chiffchaff which have turned up in each of the three previous Octobers usually in the last few days or the first few days of November, 
An influx of Hawfinch in the country in the last few weeks with birds seen in Lancashire and near by Bidston Moss a Lighthouse bird would be a welcome fly over, 

Please send any bird sightings from Leasowe Lighthouse to 

Today's Observers, DH, EW, KD, CT, GAC, and others. 

No comments:

Post a Comment