Weather:- SE force 2/3, mist around the estuary
After the scarce species the excitement of a real Hilbre rarity when a male Pheasant was seen next to the five-barred gate by the top paddock, the patch often favoured by the rabbit. It entered the top paddock and then walked about by the Heli trap (above). A species scorned by many birders, Hilbre listers were delighted as this is thought to be only the second ever on the islands, as opposed to birds heard from Red Rocks when the breeze is light from the east. Both Kestrel and Peregrine were logged today, also 3 Little Egrets as yesterday.
Ringed :- 1 Wheatear, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Blackbird [ 42-16 ]
(DB,CJ, et al)