Wednesday, 29 February 2012

29th February 2012

Apart from the mild temperature there were plenty of small signs of spring today, from the presence of more Linnets and Meadow Pipits (12), some singing at their breeding areas, more movements of waders travelling north, 6,000 Knot and 1,500 Dunlin, and the appearance of typical early spring migrants at Hilbre such as Wood Pigeon(left) and Magpie (above, yes, migrants as they are not everyday birds on the island). Smaller fare over today included 3 Pied Wagtails and 4 Goldfinches. Two Grey Plovers were on the shore with the 219 Brent Geese (including 3 of the dark bellied species).
With special thanks to Brizery Herrera, a young lady from Mexico who found an injured seal and helped us to deal with it.
(BSB,DB,CJ)      [4-3]        photos CJ 

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