Today started auspiciously enough with a fine calling Yellow Wagtail heading south over Ainsdale Discovery Centre as I parked up at 0720, glowing in the early morning light, before it disappeared over the dunes.
Despite the continuing blue skies a slightly stronger and cooler easterly was blowing over the site before the mercury rocketed.
Good numbers of finches were on the move – from 0730 to 1130 I had plenty of parties of Redpolls buzzing through, sometimes one or two birds, sometimes up to seven, with four groups of Siskins.
Two Tree Pipits joined the morning Mipitry, and a calling Crossbill circled over the sheep enclosure.
Warbler-wise things were constant, although a closer look at a male Whinchat near Ainsdale Discovery Centre on the way out revealed it to be a different bird from Friday’s (today’s individual had a white flash beneath the lores, which the earlier bird lacked…)

Still a cracker though.
Otherwise today’s totals around my circuit south of the ADC were as follows:
Yellow Wagtail 1 south; Redpoll 33; Whitethroat 10; Tree Pipit 2; Willow Warbler 18 singing; Wheatear 6; Gropper 2; Siskin 8-12; Swallow 9; Sand Martin 3; Crossbill 1; Stock Dove 1; Blackcap 2; Whinchat 1 male; Sedge Warbler 2.
Plus the regulars…I wonder what’ll turn up next.
Feel free to share what you’re seeing too via the comments thingy…

7 thoughts on “Finchy.

  1. Hi john could anyone help with this i found a dead well devoured Female Teal at Martin Mere on the roof of the Ron Barker hide which was rung the number was INFORM BRITISH MUSEUM
    Many thanks paul

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  2. Hi john I got the results back from the BTO regarding the Female Teal found dead at Martin Mere.
    It was rung at Martin mere on 31 Dec 18 at 10am thanks alot for the advice il let Martin mere know .

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