Saturday, 15 October 2011

15th October 2011

Yet another great day on the island. More details will follow but highlights included:

Firecrest still present from yesterday.
Good visible migration including starlings, thrushes, finches and pipits.
A Richard's Pipit found with Meadow Pipits on the West side relocating to the South End briefly before flying off towards Red Rocks calling.
Merlin, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Peregrine seen again.
Shoveler (scarce at Hilbre) along with other wildfowl seen today.
An immature Pomarine Skua on the sea.
The first Short-eared Owl of the autumn flew south.
The colour-ringed Little Egret fed in the gutter as the tide ebbed.

Ringed: Blackbird (4), Redwing, Chaffinch, Linnet, Chiffchaff, Robin and Wren

(SRW, TGW from over, BH + KB&S, CJ and CD) [910-44]

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