Thursday, 19 March 2020

19th March 2020

Weather: NE 0-1, 6/8 cloud, mod vis

A lovely calm morning greeted the sole observer this morning and the Pale-bellied Brent Geese flock were between the islands as the tide ebbed being rather vocal before their northwards migration back to Arctic Canada.

A single drake Eider reappeared after the absence yesterday and six Canada Geese flew west between the islands.

Four of six Canada Geese - a typical March record of this species at Hilbre

A couple of Greenfinch and Goldfinch passed overhead along with a couple of alba Wagtails and a few (20) Meadow Pipits.  Two Rock Pipits were again present and a male Wheatear was along the west side, around the light and on 'Wheatear Wall' of course!

A single Woodpigeon was disturbed from the pittosporum bush in the Obs garden - another typical March record.

Several 'murmurations' of Knot could be seen distantly swirling around the skies above the Tanksy rocks and further south off Caldy.

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