Thursday, 2 August 2018

Weather, Warm cloudy Am Hot sunny Pm, wind Westerly 8mph

The first signs of Autumn have started to show this week at the Lighthouse with the first trickle of migrants starting to Appear,

Numbers of waders are starting to build with Sanderling Whimbrel and Knot being the pick, also 16 Dunlin 8 Turnstone , Greenshank, Redshank, Curlew and Oystercatcher,

Out beyond the shore 9 Manx Shearwater 4 Gannet, and 12 Common Scoter were seen near the Wind Turbines 

Around the Lighthouse the most numerous birds were Common Whitethroat with birds on every stretch of land they must have had a hugely successful breeding season , as well as Collared Dove 25 alone being seen at Lingham bridge, 
Willow Warbler (with a leg ring) AMC 

Adult and juvenile Reed Warbler mainly between The Nature trail and Lighthouse pond , Other Warblers in the area 1 Sedge Warbler at the top end of the Coastal Paddocks, and Good Autumn record of a Lesser Whitethroat on the fire damaged land just of Sandy lane, 
Common Blue Butterfly (male) AMC 

Other birds in the Area , 1 Kingfisher near Lingham bridge and another individual on the lighthouse pond on 27th July , 2 Ravens flew low of the residential side of Lingham lane this Morning, 
A good record again on the 27th was a Green Woodpecker near the lighthouse pond a sign of dispersal from a local nest, 

A nice Surprise from Hoylake on August 1st was a Marsh Harrier that headed in land after coming in off the sea. 

Observers , AMC, GAC, TK, CT 

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