I had a good old mooch around the local area on Thursday (accompanied by Dylan), with lovely weather and plenty of migrants moving through it proved to be a decent morning. We started by watching the displaying pair of Sparrowhawks over Greenbank Drive, as they prepare to nest in the area again. We moved on to the woodland sandwiched between the two allotments; this held at least 15 Chiff Chaffs, 6 Blackcaps, Willow Warbler, Treecreeper, Nuthathatch, Green Veined Whites, Tonnes of Ramsons Wild Garlic and flowering Bluebells, and a Fox den (which delighted Dylan).
In the woodland adjacent to Sefton Park Cricket Club we found Primrose, 2 Blackcaps, Chiff Chaff, Marsh Marrigold, and the loud din of a flock of Lesser Black Backs mobbing a large raptor over the wood sent the pulse racing.......however I only managed a brief glimpse through the trees (and I mean brief) as it dissapeared behind the Cricket Club, cant win them all! Greenbank Park also held Chiff Chaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Nuthatch, Swallow over, the nesting pair of Mute Swans, and 2 Red Eared Terrapins (one large and one small); I have no idea where these have came from as they where not here last summer! I fear for the newly hatched Coot Chicks.
Later in the day we had Buzzard, Brimstone, 4 Chiff Chaffs, 4 Blackcaps, Willow Warbler, Primrose, Snowflake, and Ramsons in Croxteth Country Park (with a friend of mine who works at the site recently seeing a Roe Deer in the park).