Monday, 22 February 2010

22nd February 2010

A brief visit on a 'fresh' morning produced a single Woodpigeon in the 'heli' trapping area, but that was the only unusual visitor. The Brent Geese were present but were split into several parties around Hilbre itself and were mainly asleep with heads tucked in out of the cold wind - perhaps resting before their gradual departure over the next few weeks. Numbers tend to decline from the peak at the end of January/beginning of February through until later March/early April.

A single Peregrine sat on the beach. But very little else was seen and although looked for again there was no sign of the Velvet Scoter, perhaps it has moved on at last...

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