The day started well yesterday with an Osprey circling high over Greenbank Park at 9:40am before drifting East, I wonder if it was thinking of having a fish in the lake.....that would have been something! Nuthatch, Willow Warbler, Chiff Chaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper, nesting Mute Swans, 2 Grey Wagtails, Small Tortershell, male and female Sparrowhawks in the park also.
Later on at around 2:00pm a Wood Warbler was singing in woodland area between the two allotments on Greenbank Drive, with Willow Warbler, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, and Chiff Chaff there too. This is the first Wood Warbler I have had in the area so it was a great find for me. Later on I had both Peregrine and Sparrowhawk over Sefton Park lake, Cormorant, 2 Little Grebes, Swallow, nesting Mute Swans, 67 Lesser Black Backed Gulls around the lake too.
Elsewhere in the park I found a Orange Tip Butterfly, 2 Willow Warblers, Chiff Chaff, 3 Nuthatches, Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Ramsoms Wild Garlic, Colts Foot, Grey Wagtail, and five pairs of nesting Coots.
On Monday I had great views of a male Fox in Wavertree Mystery (as always I had no camera on me..........I must purchase an emergency pocket camera!). They have a number of dens in the relative safety of the railway embankment in the park. regular Chiff Chaffs, Blackcaps, and Willow Warblers have been moving through this site over the last week coupled with a constant passage of Mipits.
Willow Warblers and Chiff Chaffs have also been regular at Greenbank Park and still very small numbers of Redwings have been seen there.