Sunday, 19 August 2012

19th August 2012

Yet another largish arrival of Willow Warblers saw up to a hundred on the island early morning with 11 Wheatears feeding mostly on the west side. A Grasshopper Warbler was near the Newton trap and another slightly later towards the old obs garden, but when ringing commenced they were nowhere to be seen. A single Teal was an early sighting while sea watching produced 27 Common Scoter, 10 Gannets, and 2 Black Terns, but no Skuas today. A Common Sandpiper was seen with some Ringed Plover roosting the high tide on the west side, while a female Peregrine scattered the Oystercatchers on the north end of Middle.
Ringed:- 21 Willow Warblers, 3 Meadow Pipits, 1 Wheatear.
(DB+ESCA,CJ,+Val,NDW) and Wirral Bird Club           [ 905-29 ]

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