Wednesday 16 September 2015

16th September 2015

Weather: N force 1,  mist
A lovely feeling for observers to the almost airless start to the morning found Goldcrests calling in several places, about 16 thought to be on the islands, together with 3 Chiffchaffs and a passage of Robins, which happens quite often at Hilbre and at least 8 were new in this morning, also 6 Grey Wagtails calling as they went through. A single Whitethroat and the Whinchat (right, that has been here now for some days?), were also noted. A male Sparrowhawk flew around for a short time early in the day, and just before midday a noisy Magpie dropped into the pittosporum in the obs garden before soon leaving the island.

Carrion Crow chasing the Sparrowhawk
Ringed: 9 Goldcrests, 6 Robins, 2 Chiffchaffs.    [ 414-35 ]
(ME,RAE,AEH,CJ,AS,AW,CJW, et al)      photos  CJ

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