Monday, 28 May 2018

Sunday 27 May 2018 , Weather, Hot Humid Heavy Showers 

With Spring migration at the tail end a few migrants are still trickling through,
Local birders have waited since mid May for the arrival of Spotted Flycatchers, the first being seen near the Lingham Lane Fisheries on the 18th May Other individuals being seen on Park Lane on 22nd 23rd and 26th of the month, 

Today a large number of Spotted Flycatcher 17 in Total many more going unseen were counted in the Lighthouse area between Lingham Lane , The Nature trail and Park Lane,
Pre dawn heavy showers were a good indicator that there would be a good arrival , most of the birds were seen between early morning and lunchtime and a single bird late afternoon, 

Spotted Flycatcher Dave Haigh
Other sightings , 4 Whinchat , 1 female Common Redstart,, and 55 Grey Plover were seen flying over ,

A footnote from 18th of May,  A hybrid Swallow/House Martin was observed flying over the stable track Park Lane area , The individual had the head and body of a House martin , white throat etc, but a dark rump and the long tail streamers of a Swallow . A very unusual bird, 

Thanks to the Wirral Birders what's app group for the daily sightings 

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