Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Stonechat.      Allan Conlin
Siberian Chiffchaff (tristis) along Scat alley.      Eddie Williams
Weather; Sunny spells. Wind W F2
Chiffchaff (rather pale collybita race bird. Compare with the tristis)   Eddie Williams

The increasingly flooded Kerr's field continues to attract good numbers of waders, especially over the high tide period. 110 Lapwings, 12 Black-tailed Godwits, 40 Curlew and 9 Snipe were logged here today. 2 Stonechats are also in this area with another in
Goldrest, one of 15 logged today.   Allan Conlin
Meols Common. These birds will likely remain for the winter.
Visible overhead migration was quieter today although the first Snow Bunting of the winter flew in from the north over the sea embankment and continued south without pause. A Raven, 10 Skylarks, a Redwing, 15 Chaffinches and 2 Siskins were also counted, mainly headed east.
There was an arrival of around 10 Chiffchaffs and 15 Goldcrests, mainly in the duck pond and nature trail areas. Considering the wind direction and how late we are in the autumn migration season these were good totals. A very probable Firecrest was also glimpsed near the duck pond, possibly Monday's bird. 
The Siberian Chiffchaff was present all day. It is usually to be found along the muddy path running to the south of the duckpond to the eastern kissing gate known as 'LEO Lane'.

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