Hilbre was sunny this morning (left) and fortunate in not sharing in the rain affecting the rest of Liverpool Bay.
A Fieldfare was on the ground early on (not an everyday experience at Hilbre), a Redwing and a flock of 4 Chaffinches were found while moving through were 250 Starlings and a number of Linnets and Meadow Pipits. On the shore the Brent had increased to 15 individuals and a Peregrine hunted the area.
Another Rock Pipit visited the obs today (right), the third to be ringed this autumn, and equaling the record number ever caught in any one year (2007).
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