Monday, 27 July 2020

27th July 2020

Weather: SW, force 4/5, then WSW 4/5, but increasing 6/7 at high tide. Steady rain at first
On approach to the islands this morning an adult Mediterranean Gull was seen between Little and Middle Eye and 250 Dunlin were settled at the south end of Hilbre. A very blustery day as can be seen from the weather above, and uncomforable as it was for the observers, they were rewarded with a fine set of sea bird records. Gannets were counted at 173, and there were 21 Manx Shearwaters. Two Ravens were again around the islands, and 4 Rock pipits seen. In addition to the Dunlin waders included 335 Knot, 5 Whimbrel, 5 Sanderling and 25 Turnstone. Both Kestrel and Peregrine were again recorded.
Ringed: 1 Linnet.

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