Sunday 10 April 2016

10th April 2016

Weather: SE force 2
The first 4 Willow Warblers of the year arrived this morning (right) along with 6 Chiffchaffs including a control (a bird ringed elsewhere, below), 7 Goldcrests and just a single Wheatear.

Another first for the year was a House Martin passing through mid-morning (the only hirundine of the morning, although 7 Swallows drifted through in the afternoon).
 Some visible migration was evident with 14 Goldfinches, 5 Siskins, 5 Pied Wagtails and a Skylark passing through, while 2 Magpies (typical early spring birds at Hilbre, right) stayed for an hour or so to have a look around.
Ringed: 4 Goldcrests, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Wrens, 2 Goldfinches, 1 Robin.  { 85-14 ] Photos CJ, PSW

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