Tuesday 6 May 2008

6th May 2008

A Puffin drifted passed the north end slowly enough for all the obs members present to assemble and see this quite rare Hilbre visitor.

Two Mealy Redpolls seen in the bushes around the obs (with one caught) were equally a rare sight, and a Spotted Redshank calling and flying at the south end completed the trio of excellent birds for the day.

Amongst the other 54 species on the log today were a Black Tern, 15 Little Tern (first of the year),5 Arctic Tern, Black-tailed Godwit, House Sparrow and 4 Yellow Wagtail. Warblers were represented by Garden(2) (see below), Sedge(3), Willow(3) and Chiffchaff(1).

1 comment:

Hilbre Steve said...

Great photo - probably the first time ever Puffin has been photographed on Hilbre