Sunday, 17 February 2013

16th February 2013

It was a nice day on Hilbre today, felt like the start of March not the middle of February. 2 Rooks flew over and a Magpie turned up. There was a movement of birds that included 10 Meadow Pipits, some Wrens, some Robins, some Blackbirds, 2 Siskins, 1 Starling as well as 3 or 400 Knot feeding at the north end. A male Snow Bunting turned up during the morning. The local Dunnocks were in good voice. It was warm and pleasant and a new Wren, Blackbird and Robin, all adults were ringed and a Blackbird and Dunnock were re-trapped. The re-traps were both adults and the Blackbird was a female. Two Little Egrets were on the shore.
(DB,ME+HW,JE)   photo  JE

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