Wednesday 2 December 2009

2nd December 2009

A very similar species mix to yesterday, again featuring Wigeon (26), Teal (5), Lapwing (7 at the south end of Hilbre), Goldeneye (2 drakes), and Little Egret (4). New today were 3 Greylag Geese exiting the estuary with the Cormorants early morning, 2 Whooper Swans flying south west, and best of all a male Goosander that flew passed the north end and went south down the west side.
A seal pup has been hauling out by the slipway and doubts have been raised as to the species involved.


Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

hi guys - used to do some conservation work on the island in the 80s...had some great times. where is your nearest seal breeding colony, Anglesey? The gap between the bottom of the nosrtils is much wider in Grey Seals than Common which are almost V shaped - hope I'm not teaching granny to suck eggs.


Hilbre Steve said...

Hi Dave

Thanks for your comments.

I think most people are now happy it is a Grey Seal.