Friday, 19 August 2011

19th August 2011

No warblers on the island at all this morning but at least there were a few Wheatears about. One of the Blackbirds retrapped was an adult male in full moult, it will be ineresting to see if is still here for the next breeding season. A flock of large waders was seen distantly arriving from down the estuary and turning inland by West Kirby, it was probably the group of Black-tailed Godwits at Gilroy nature reserve making one of their movements to and from the estuary. Only 2 Whimbrel were seen this morning, numbers seem to have dropped off in the last few days.
Ringed:- 2 Meadow Pipits, 2 Pied Wagtail (juv), 1 Linnet (juv).
(DB,KMc) [712-42]

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