Saturday, 6 February 2010

6th February 2010

A productive low tide visit to Hilbre was made today by a regular visitor.
There were 4 Snow Buntings over at 08:15, and a Corn Bunting (a very rare Hilbre bird) was feeding at the north end and gave a short splutter of song from bushes by the telegraph building before moving towards the paddocks. The Velvet Scoter was still seen and 138+ Brent Geese counted. Other duck included 5 Red-breasted Merganser, 30 Wigeon, 2 Teal off the north end, and 350 Wigeon in the channel east of Middle, while 250 Pinkfeet Geese flew northeast in two skeins, Other birds of interest were a Sparrowhawk, a Peregrine, 2 Wood Pigeon and 2 Stock Dove over going South.
per SH

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