Tuesday 23 November 2010

23rd November 2010

With the wind in the north there was very little movement overhead today, but a small flock of Starlings flying south between the mainland and Little Eye were seen to contain 5 Waxwings, continuing the run of recent records from the Hilbre recording area.
Four Redwings were heard before dawn, but none stayed on the islands, only 3 Blackbirds and 2 Song Thrushes could be found.
The sea was also quiet with no divers seen although there was a distant flock of 12 Eiders seen travelling south west at high tide, also 2 Scaup flying in the opposite direction shortly afterwards.
Meaningful counts of waders and Brent were difficult if not impossible due to none spending the high tide around the island and the scattering of birds on the ebb.
Ringed :- 2 Blackbirds.
(BSB,DB,CJ,KMc) [708]

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