Thursday 20 March 2014

20th March 2014

Weather:- SW 3, later WSW force 6/7
Some movement this morning with 4 Chiffchaffs present and the first Wheatear of the year to arrive in the form of a fine male at 07.40hrs. One or possibly 2 Wheatears were seen on Middle later in the morning. The sole finches were 3 Goldfinches and a Siskin and 10 Linnets, also noted were 5 Pied and a White Wagtail, a Redwing and a small passage of 110 Meadow Pipits. A Fulmar was prospecting up and down the west side, an occurrence that is repeated in most springs at Hilbre but of course nesting has never happened. There were 324 Curlews in the Little Eye area.

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