Friday, 4 May 2018

Weather, overcast AM Hot Sunny  PM, Wind SW 6mph

Spring migration at its best today at the lighthouse, 
Wood Warbler GAC 
The second Wood Warbler of Spring was found on L.E.O. Lane early this morning and frequented the large sycamores at the west end , A good singing bird was present all day and last sighted at 18-30pm,
Wood Warbler  Allan Conlin 
3 Garden Warbler, 3 Grasshopper Warbler , 10 Willow Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat 1 Lesser Whitethroat and 1 Reed Warbler were seen in the area ,

15  Wheatear all of the Greenland race along with 4 Whinchat and a single Yellow Wagtail were seen in Kerrs Field, 
An interesting sighting from Thursday evening was a female Cuckoo in Hepatic  (Rufous phase ) flushed by a fox on Sandy Lane and hasn't been seen since, a real rarity for the Lighthouse area, 

Other birds in the area, 
1 Whimbrel ,  , 5 Sandwich Tern on Western Groyne 5 Sand Martin and numerous Swallow,

An Iberian Chiffchaff  has been seen and heard on Thurstaston Hill since the 1st of May the second record for Wirral the first being at Dibbinsdale nature reserve in 2004 

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