Monday, 14 March 2011

14th March 2011

A Woodpigeon was ringed this morning, only the 5th ever ringed on the island. It was one of 3 seen today following a run of Woodpigeons over the last week. A Merlin was again present, another bird featured recently on the island. A good record was of 24 Jackdaws flying east - a rare sight on Hilbre indeed.

A Reed Bunting was noted with several finches including 8 Siskin, 2 Greenfinches, a Goldfinch and a Chaffinch. Other passerine passage comprised a small number of Meadow Pipits and 5 Pied Wagtails.

Ringed:- 1 Woodpigeon, 2 Robins, 2 Greenfinches.
(DB,CJW,et al) [ 32 ] photo CJW

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