Monday 20 June 2011

20th June 2011

A warm morning for a survey of the breeding birds on the island with Swallows noted feeding around the islands, Meadow Pipits, Wrens, Pied Wagtails, Dunnocks, Linnets, Blackbirds, Shelducks and Mallards all in evidence but the Crows were not seen today. A visiting birder (AT) managed to get a mid-summer sighting of Rock Pipit furthering our suspicions that they have bred on the islands this year ...
Two Common Sandpipers were found (June is a good month for this species at Hilbre), although a touch early for the anticipated first autumn migrants (rather than the last of the spring). Two Sandwich Terns were on the west side of the island.

(JE + Andy Thomas)

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