Friday, 19 September 2008

19th September 2008

Observers were greeted with a light west south westerly wind so hopes were not high for a repeat performance of yesterday. Incredibly the only three grounded migrants included a Treecreeper which was found lurking in the SK trap (above left). It was ringed and released whereupon it alighted on the guttering of the Whiteley's bungalow (see above right). A very rare bird at Hilbre - only the fourteenth record for the island. (The other grounded migrants were single Goldcrest and a Wheatear). Another island scarcity was a Stock Dove that passed over. All photos by BSB.


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