Thursday, 19 June 2014

19th June 2014

Weather: NW 4-5, 8/8 cloud, moderate vis

An excellent count of 658 Grey Seals was undertaken this morning (part of the group in photo above) and other mammal records included the Rabbit.

424 Oystercatchers were counted around Hilbre with a further 450 on the West Hoyle where over 3,000 Herring Gulls were noted.  Other gull counts also showed an increase with 155 Lesser Black-backed and 62 Great Black-backed and 155 Black-headed Gulls - with the colour ringed 'Widnes' Herring Gull still present in and around the gutter below the Obs.

(DB, CJW and SRW (briefly))

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