|Part of the group of eleven Teal (CJ)|
There was no sign of any Wheatears on the island today but a single bird was on rocks at West Kirby Marine Lake as observers retreated to the mainland before the tide.
Meadow Pipit passage (see below) has been poor so far this autumn over the islands so it was nice to catch a new bird today in the potter traps which have been more used to Rock Pipits recently! In the late morning several dozen Meadow Pipits were seen crossing the sands of the east hoyle towards the shore, also a Lapwing which is a scarce bird in the Hilbre area.
Ringed: 3 Wrens, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Linnets, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Meadow Pipit [ 471-35 ]
(DB,JE,CJ,CJW,PSW, et al)