Thursday, 17 March 2011

17th March 2011

Some fog again early with very light north easterly winds, but scarce Hilbre species arrived towards midday in response to the approach of some rain. Unusual birds ringed were 2 Tree Sparrows, a Fieldfare and a Blue Tit. It seems that so far this year we are ringing quite a few species that do not occur in the totals every year, let's hope it will continue! There were not quite as many Meadow Pipits today and just 2 Pied Wagtails, 2 Chaffinches and a White Wagtail.
Shore counts included 190 Brent Geese, 200 Shelduck, 450 Curlew, 240 Turnstones and 50+ Redshanks.

Ringed :- 2 Tree Sparrows, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Blackbird.
(DB,CJW) [44] photos CJW

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