Monday, 23 May 2011

23rd May 2011

Early morning update - a Cuckoo was present on the island first thing this morning (always a scarce bird on Hilbre). It was seen on a couple of occasions being harrassed by some of our local resident Meadow Pipits...perhaps we can look forward to a juvenile later in the year...!

Other news - 150 Gannets passed by, surely a good day for a sea-watch...

Late afternoon update:

Sea-watching on the island has so far (by 4.30pm) resulted in counts of 700 Gannet, 300 Manx Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skuas and 2 Bonxies.

Evening Update: Final counts on the sea-watch included 850 Gannets, 350 Manxies, 2 Arctic and 3 Bonxies.


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