Saturday 22 May 2010

22nd May 2010

We don't expect any great number of passage birds this late in the spring but the odd Spotted Flycatcher or Garden Warbler would be nice, instead we had to be content with a single Wheatear and a small passage of Swallows and a Swift.
Bird of the day was seen even before arriving when a Lapwing (a scarce Hilbre bird, right) alighted on the rocks west of the lagoon between the islands.
A few Green Veined White butterflies flew early in the very warm morning and a Netted Pug moth (fairly uncommon but a Hilbre speciality at this time of year) was found near the obs.

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