No sign of the Avocet first thing on the shore early morning. But over on the island more good records with Great Northern Diver again but the undoubted highlight was a Red-necked Grebe picked up on the sea off the North End which, unfortunately, drifted away as the tide ebbed.
News came later (around high tide) that the Avocet was seen again swimming near the tide edge along the saltmarsh - but incredibly it was then attacked and killed by two Crows (possibly the Hilbre resident birds).
[DB, PSW + MP]
Saturday, 8 January 2011
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