Sunday, 18 August 2013

18th August 2013

An international flavour to the Obs on Sunday with Australian & Polish guests both signing the visitors book.
Birds on the island were scarce with only a new juvenile Blackbird and a Common Whitethroat being ringed. A Willow Warbler that has been present for a few days was re-trapped and obviously finds the island to its liking at the moment.
An adult Yellow-legged Gull was seen on the Landrover track between Middle Eye and Hilbre and there was a good gathering of both Sandwich Terns and Little Terns on the tide edge.
The heligoland traps are looking good after all the hard work put in clearing the lanes so all that is needed now is the birds to start moving! 
(DB,PSW et al)                             [ 518-30 ]

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