Sunday, 28 May 2017

28th May 2017

Weather: NW 2/3, 8/8 cloud, mod vis

Observers arrived late today as the weather did not look conducive for any migration; and so it proved with just a singing Chiffchaff around the gardens (possibly the bird from yesterday).

With the tide rising fast a few waders appeared and a post high tide roost was found down the west side below the mast and produced the goods.  400 Dunlin were counted amongst which 85 Sanderling (in varying states of summer finery), 52 Ringed Plover and a solitary Turnstone was found.  However, the highlight of the day was a lovely Little Stint.  Our second of the spring - a species normally associated with August/September at Hilbre. 

It was another stunning evening on the island and the moth trap is set at the Obs.

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