Thursday, 5 January 2012

5th January 2012

One intrepid observer braved the force ten wind (force eleven overnight) but was rewarded with fine views of an adult winter Sabine's Gull. Another incredible record - Sabine's Gull being exceptionally rare in British waters in winter, although not unprecedented at Hilbre with three previous Jan/Feb records in 1983/84.

Other notable records on 5th included 9 Kittiwakes, 650 Cormorants and wader counts included 8,000 Knot, 3,000 Dunlin and 300 Bar-tailed Godwit.


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