A Blackbird in complete juvenile plumage was trapped today, and although it was not thought to have bred on Hilbre, it could raise questions about the origin of the juvenile Robins that appear regularly here in the middle of summer and were thought to be local. It was duly ringed with the enthusiastic assistance of Emily from the Whitely bungalow.
There now appear to be 5 Crows on the island, and the young Pied wagtails are still about.
The autumn Sandwich Tern roost on the east hoyle has started already with about 30 birds showing after the tide.
(JE)  photos JE & Emily