A Richard's Pipit found on the golf course this afternoon was an unexpected find. IG had returned to Rossall Point to check through the waders on the receding tide and heard the bird call from the golf course. It was sat on the fairway by the walkover style before being flushed by golfers and it landed briefly in some
'rough' before flying off SE. There was also another arrival of common migrants with good numbers of Whitethroats, Sedge & Reed Warblers and a Hobby was over the water meadows in the evening.
31 Common Scoters east, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Red-throated Divers east, 2 Manx Shearwaters west, 7 Gannets east, 5 Auk sp. east, 6 Sandwich Terns and 4 Common Terns.
6 Whimbrels north, 17 Swifts north-east, 6 Sand Martins north-east, 255 Swallows north-east, 18 House Martins north-east, 4 Yellow Wagtails east, 12 Tree Pipits north-east and 4 Redpolls east.
3 Willow Warblers, 3 Garden Warblers, 15 Whitethroats, 10 new Reed Warblers, 15 Sedge Warblers, 3 Whinchats, 6 Wheatears, 2 Yellow Wagtails and 1 Richard's Pipit.
Richard's Pipit (right)
170 Ringed Plovers, 11 Whimbrels, 22 Turnstones, 350 Sanderlings, 1200 Dunlins, 30 Swifts, 1 Hobby and 4 Sand Martins.