Monday, 15 June 2015

15th June 2015

Weather: SE force 4, cool in the morning
Lapwings in main wing moult
Another quiet midsummer day, the highlight being a pair of Lapwings that flapped lazily around the north end before heading off west. Lapwings only feature at Hilbre a few times each year, but seldom in the middle of summer. A Hummingbird Hawk Moth was again in the usual place, who knows whether they are different insects each day. It was too cool for other insects apart from a Cinnabar moth. The only waders noted apart from the Oystercatchers were 3 Ringed Plovers and 2 Curlews. A few Common and Sandwich Terns came within earshot and a single Great Crested Grebe was still on the sea.
Common Tern
Rock Pipit
Ringed Plover
Hummingbird Hawk Moth
(CJ, later BSB+3))    photos CJ      [ 337-33 ]

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