Friday 31 August 2012

31st August 2012


Garden Rose Tortrix
A bright morning with a moderate north westerly exceeded expectations with 8 birds ringed including the first 2 Goldcrests of the autumn passage. Goldcrests have previously been noticed to occassionly arrive with such wind direction, likewise Wheatears (there were 7 today ), also are not unknown to drop in with a westerly breeze. Three Willow Warblers and a group of 8 Swallows completed the 'passage' for the day, although the 2 Robins ringed were probably also new arrivals. Single Peregrine and Arctic Skua were noted. The moth light trap attracted very little last night, although an interesting micro moth for Hilbre was a Garden Rose Tortrix.
Ringed:- 2 Goldcrests, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Robins, 1 Wheatear, 1 Blackbird
(CJ,DCT,PT,NDW)           [ 938-29 ]       photos  CJ

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