Thursday 9 May 2013

9th May 2013

Although the forecast predicted due south and then south west for the wind it stayed all morning in the south east but increased to a strong force 6/7 later. The first round of the traps found 6 Willow Warblers in the area with 4 being trapped but this proved to be a false dawn as no other migrants were later found on the ground apart from a couple of Wheatears. With little to excite the members attention turned to the overnight moth trap which produced a first for Hilbre no less when a Streamer moth (right) was confirmed to be present. Later in the morning a male Reed Bunting was found, and amazingly the Sedge warbler seen feeding on the seaweed at the north end 2 days ago had not left but was still exhibiting the same behaviour off the slipway. Logged today were 3,000 Dunlin, 300 Ringed Plover and a Little Egret.
Ringed:- 4 Willow Warblers.           [ 434-27 ]

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