Monday, 3 August 2009

3rd August 2009

New in today was a Whitethroat and a Willow Warbler, otherwise very similar to Friday, the Common Sandpiper (right) was still present and another or the same juvenile Wheatear fed at the same part of the island. Four Swallows went through - there were no Hirundines at all on Friday !
Six Gannets were on the sea but with very little else of interest offshore apart from the Sandwich Tern roost on the east hoyle.
Turnstones numbered at least 70, most still being in adult summer plumage and some bearing rings from previous visits to Hilbre (below).

Ringed today :-
1 Meadow Pipits
1 Willow Warbler
1 Robin
(JE) [438] photos JE

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