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24 Apr 2009

Git orrff my land......................

The immortal words uttered by the Squire to birders daring to trespass on his patch for Wood Warbler. A local 'mega' and never before recorded at the Lighthouse.

The Squire looked resplendent today and is taking local birding back to a more genteel age when Gentlemen went out in the field in jacket and tie.

A cracking bird but highly mobile and elusive.

Plenty else to keep the Lighthouse team occupied today with several Whinchat, at least 10 Wheaters still early afternoon, a male Redstart, reeling Grasshopper Warblers, Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Reed Warblers, Blackcap, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaff and Sedge Warblers.



Local birding doesn't get better than this...............................

5 comments :

007 said...

I PUT ALAN ONTO WOOD WARBLER AT LEASOWE THIS MORNING, IAN FLEMING 007

Phil Woollen. said...

Good find Ian. The first for the Lighthouse area.

turnershbo said...

Nearly right. There was one on Lingham Lane in the 80's

Jane Turner said...

Nearly right Phil, there was a Woodie in the early 80s on the first Sat in May - I now this cos it was a bird race. I can even track the year down. Steve Jones, Billy Morton and Martin Garner also have Wood Warbler on the LBO list! Jane

Phil Woollen. said...

Blame Mr Conlin for the mistake Jane - I wasn't even living here then. Mind you he'd only be 10-ish himself so I'll let him off.

Some talk Saturdays bird might have been a different one?