Sunday 12 December 2010

12th December 2010

Christmas came early to Hilbre today in more ways than one!

Just inside our recording area on West Kirby beach (and then around West Kirby Marine Lake) almost 500 Santa Clauses enjoyed the glorious weather on their 'Santa Dash' in aid of Hoylake Cottage Hospital (see above). Competitors of all ages heading for the finish line (right) with Hilbre in the background.

Back on the island Christmas really had come early for the Obs, although there were very few birds (albeit good numbers of Brents remain), a freshly dead Oystercatcher was found by a member on the way off the island on the East Hoyle Bank and was discovered to have a Norwegian Ring on it from Stavanger Museum - continuing our incredible run of excellent records this year. We await the details of exactly where and when it was ringed.

[DB] Photo of Santas by SRW

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