Tuesday 25 August 2015

25th August 2015

Weather: WSW force 2, later S force 4
One of the best days for some time, although still only one Willow Warbler and 1 Wheatear grounded but in compensation the first Spotted Flycatcher of the autumn. Waders were also the highlight with Ruff (very scarce bird for Hilbre), Common Sandpiper and Greenshank. Three Swifts passing were late birds as most have now left the country, while 3 Peregrines (male, female and juvenile) were noted, also a Merlin that flew from Red Rocks to North Wales gaining height as it crossed the island.

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