Thursday, 23 July 2015

23rd July 2015

The exciting news from the island this week has been the sightings of juvenile Rock Pipits seen being fed by the adults near the North End and down the East Side and today visiting birder @tim_kinch got a lovely photograph (see below).  This is the first confirmed successful breeding of Rock Pipit on Hilbre for many decades.

Also the first Willow Warbler of the autumn arrived.  Amazing how short summer is these days!

Also around the islands were 200+ Dunlin, 29 Turnstone, 8 Whimbrel and plenty of Meadow Pipits and a juvenile Wheatear again.

A single Bar-tailed Godwit and a Mediterranean Gull were by West Kirby Marine Lake.

(Tim Kinch)

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