Sunday, 22 September 2013

Lapland Bunting heralds the autumn

After a very quiet few weeks on the Orme, this morning seemed to have that autumnal feel to it. At least one Lapland Bunting was present, first seen flying west over the lighthouse and then spending some time around the rest and be thankful cafe. Reg Thorpe presumably had the same bird near the limestone car park around the same time and a little later it, or another showed around the Cairn. A few birds were on the move, including a nice group of six Tree Sparrows moving west amongst a light passage of Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet and Chaffinches. 11 Grey Wagtails were logged making their way towards Anglesey while Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 House Sparrows, Reed Bunting, Northern Wheatear and 2 Siskin were also on the headland. Offshore, a cracking 1st winter Mediterranean Gull was just offshore below the lighthouse while 30+ Atlantic Bottle nosed Dolphins put on a terrific show.

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  1. Saw the dolphins from A55 en route to Chester Zoo this morning. Fantastic sight!