One member (PS) stayed for the day and what a good decision that proved to be when at c1620hrs a Chough was found on the buildings by Telegraph House calling away before moving the short distance to the Telegraph Station (or ‘Lookout’) roof. Unfortunately, it only stayed a couple of minutes before it flew off west towards the Point of Ayr and North Wales.
A colour ring was observed on its left leg, unfortunately the other rings could not be observed. However, initial enquiries reveal that it was likely ringed as a pullus in North Wales in the last couple of years (possibly by one of our other members!). Presumably it was ringed this year if post-juvenile dispersal is assumed to be the cause of its occurrence at Hilbre where it is only our fifth record ever for the Obs.
A great end to another cracking week at the Obs.
Ringing: Robin [490-31]