Saturday, 9 May 2009

9th May 2009

Another slow start meant that observers thought the two Willow Warblers present early on were going to be the only migrants of the day...

The only mainlander to venture out in the continuing westerly winds arrived late (845am) but soon a couple of Lesser Redpoll were trapped (opposite), followed by a steady trickle of Willow Warblers and a single Chiffchaff.

A juvenile Robin was also caught followed (below) by a Sedge Warbler (the first to be ringed this year - below left) in the Old Obs garden.

On the sea Gannets (c500), and terns (c350 Sandwich and c150 Common) continued to be seen in good numbers along with single Manxie, 3 Fulmar, 4 Kittiwake and a nice flock of 5 Eider which flew in from the North Wirral shore (above) and landed between the islands after high tide (see below).

(DCT, PT, NDW, SRW +VMcF et al) [363] Photos SRW

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