Saturday, 26 September 2009

26th September 2009

A Raven was still hanging around the West Kirby shore this morning, and then six Pink-footed Geese were found south of middle eye first thing and also there was a Wood Sandpiper which was on a late date for this less than annual Hilbre wader.
Small birds were at a premium again with a single Wheatear and Skylark of interest.
Four Wigeon (above) were in the east gutter with a Little Egret and a Manx Shearwater was on the sea ,while an usual record was of 2 Barnacle Geese flying up the west side of the island.
Just a single Wren ringed today (right).
(JE) [532] photos JE


sean said...

great to read these updates from Hilbre. Danny and I stayed on the island for a time back in 1990/91 and were wardening the wader flocks on west kirby beach. Not sure if any of the obs folk rember us. It's a long time ago.



Steve said...

Hi Sean

Thanks for the commemnt. Unfortunately I don't recall - but I had just started Uni that autumn so was not visiting the island as often as previously. I'll ask some of the older members, but sadly we've lost a few with the passage of time.

All the best