Weather: NW force 1/2, then SE 1, light rain early
A Reed Warbler was found this morning, a less than annual bird at Hilbre even in recent times (although the second this year following one at the end of May). This bird was possibly the first ever July record for the island.
meanwhile 48 Swallows were also taking advantage of the abundant insect life this fine weather. Two Skylarks flew over heralding the autumn to come. The 4 Pied Wagtails present at the moment include 3 juveniles.
It's not often the number of birds ringed reach double figures in July.
Ringed: 1 Reed Warbler, 6 Linnets, 2 Meadow Pipits, 1 Wren. [ 429-29 ]
photos AS, CJW