Sunday, 14 August 2011

14th August 2011

The large tern roost of the previous evening had disappeared by this morning, possibly many birds had moved on overnight. A good find was a male and female Goosander, by no means a common sight at Hilbre. Fifty Knot were near the islands, and some were in summer plumage. Over the high tide an adult winter Mediterranean Gull was found, and sea birds included 3 Arctic Skuas, a Kittiwake, 15 Gannets, 9 Common Scoter, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Guillemots, 600 Sandwich Terns, 79 Common Terns, 45 Little Terns, also 10 Whimbrel.

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