Wednesday, 2 September 2020

2nd September 2020

Weather: SE force 2/3    

Headline of the day was a Wood Sandpiper heard calling as it went over, possibly towards the north west of the island, but was not relocated. Wood Sandpiper is a very scarce Hilbre visitor indeed, not seen in most years. Minimum passage earlier in the morning included a Chiffchaff, 2 Wheatears, 2 Grey Wagtails and a Yellow Wagtail in flight across the top of the island. Waders included a Whimbrel, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits.and a summer plumaged Grey Plover.

Two Kestrels and a Peregrine were about and at least 6 Rock Pipits were seen, while 22 Linnets still flit around the island.. In the afternoon 4 Pintail came in from the sea, possibly to winter in the area, in any event the first of the autumn to arrive.

photos CJ

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