Friday, 10 January 2020

10th January 2020

Weather: NW force 3   warm in the sunshine

There were 6 Purple Sandpipers feeding at the north end as observers arrived for the high tide,
 as well as lots of other waders.
With a gentle breeze from the west Turnstone, Redshank, Oystercatchers, Dunlin and a few Brent geese took advantage of the shelter provided in Niffy Bay to roost over the tide.
The middle island had the usual roost of Oystercatchers and Curlews as well as Herring Gulls and more Brent geese.
In addition to waders there were a few passerines: Crows, Robins, Song Thrushes and Wrens. One of the 7 Wrens present was caught and ringed.. This was the first new bird to be ringed on Hilbre this year.
Both Kestrel and Peregrine were noted as was the regular Magpie.
Ringed: 1 Wren     [1-1 ]
photos JE

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