Tuesday 11 August 2015

11th August 2015

Weather: W force 2
Lots of juvenile birds seen today, most or all the result of breeding on the island, Dunnocks (3 young), Pied Wagtails (3 young), Robin (1 young), Rock Pipit (1 young). A third successful Swallows nest seems to have been located, probably explaining the double figures of Swallows noted feeding over the island of late. Little Terns are now a post breeding feature at Hilbre, 200+ were logged today with 250+ Common Terns. Turnstones reached their highest total so far this autumn with 78 at the north end. The drake Common Scoter continues to stay close to the shore, and 2 Gannets were out to sea. Singles of Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff  were on the island (perhaps from yesterdays arrival) and a Wheatear was also present.

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