Thursday, 1 June 2017

1st June 2017

Weather: SE 1-2, 3/8 cloud, moderate vis, slight mist around estuary

Another quiet day bird wise with 38 Canada Geese flying north west the only 'write on'.

However, the ornithological highlight was the successful breeding of the pair of Pied Wagtails; not an annual breeding species at Hilbre.  A single juvenile was noted in the Gazebo garden and the parents continued to pay close attention providing food to the recently fledged youngster.

The weather has been good to breeding birds at HIlbre so far this year and to reinforce the point a couple more juvenile Linnets were trapped and ringed.

A few terns and waders were around the islands at high tide but numbers of Sanderling and Dunlin had decreased significantly from yesterday. Photos of Sanderling (and Dunlin) below from yesterday.

The overnight moth traps contained an interesting array of species with a Lime-speck Pug and a Latticed Heath being additions to the year list!

Ringing:  Linnet (2) [391-32]

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