Friday, 30 October 2009

30th October 2009

A Great White Egret flew west over the south end at 11.20 this morning and continued towards Wales, this is the first record for Hilbre. The Great Northern Diver was found again this time preening in Niffy Bay for a short time while the Common Buzzard made another trip from the mainland and was seen all the way from Rocks Rocks to its reception party of 120 gulls and 4 Crows which gave it a hard time for an hour on the island.
There were lots of other good records totaling 45 species for the day, very similar to yesterday in many respects plus the Great White Egret !
Other highlights were 2 late Gannets, 2 Razorbills, 14 Wigeon and a Teal, a Merlin, a Woodpigeon, 6 Lapwing, a Redwing, a Siskin and a continuing passage of Starlings with 1,500 passing today.

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