Two of the Rock Pipits that bred on the island this year were recaptured this morning, so when another Rock Pipit was seen to be in the potter trap, nothing special was thought of it, until that is a bird bearing a Norwegian metal and colour ring was extracted.
Rock Pipits were known to pass through the islands in small numbers in late autumn and we could only speculate as to their origin, now we have concrete evidence that at least some are from Scandinavia. Members were naturally very excited by this occurrence, one of the best ringing controls ever at Hilbre.
|Norwegian ringed Rock Pipit (SRW)|
Ringed: 10 Goldcrests, 3 Wrens, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 Linnet. [ 459-29 ]