Saturday, 21 September 2013

21st September 2013

Weather:- wind SSE then WNW force 2
The wind has fallen light so no windblown sea birds were expected nor seen, however 19 Red-throated Divers was a very large count and 400 Common Scoters were also of note. Best birds seen were 2 Golden Plovers flying south west and best of a female Pochard, a scarce bird at Hilbre. About 50 Meadow Pipits and 19 swallows passed through while 40 House Martins were seen over the east hoyle bank. Not many other small migrants present apart from 2 Chiffchaffs and 2 Grey Wagtails. For the record some counts from the log were as follows:- 25 Bar-tailed Godwits, 4 Sanderling, 2 Wigeon, 3 Little Egrets, and 6 Brent Geese.
Ringed:- 3 Robins, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Meadow Pipit.         [ 567-31 ]

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