Sunday, 16 August 2015

16th August 2015

Weather: S force 2
A lovely summer plumaged Black-tailed Godwit was the star on the shore (right and below), earlier 120 had flown over south west towards Gilroy park. Three Ravens flew around the island bungalows until being chased off by Carrion Crows and flying off to the north east. A small trickle of migrants came through this morning with 4 Willow Warblers, a Chiffchaff and 3 Wheatears. Four Red-breasted Mergansers flew north, while on the shore were 5 Little Egrets and 4 Whimbrel.
Seabirds seen from the West Kirby lifeboat whilst in the Hilbre recording area included 65 Manx Shearwaters (with 300 further out), a dark phase Arctic Skua, also 2 Harbour Porpoise (per CJW).

juvenile Robin
juvenile Pied Wagtail
Ringed: 1 Willow Warbler              [ 353-34 ]
 (DB+ESCA,AEH)                          photos  AEH

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