Sunday 16 September 2018

16th September 2018

A single Robin was ringed during the morning on an otherwise fairly quiet morning in between rain showers.  There were also two Wheatear present and the semi-resident Eider.

One member (PS) stayed for the day and what a good decision that proved to be when at c1620hrs a Chough was found on the buildings by Telegraph House calling away before moving the short distance to the Telegraph Station (or ‘Lookout’) roof.  Unfortunately, it only stayed a couple of minutes before it flew off west towards the Point of Ayr and North Wales.

A colour ring was observed on its left leg, unfortunately the other rings could not be observed.  However, initial enquiries reveal that it was likely ringed as a pullus in North Wales in the last couple of years (possibly by one of our other members!).  Presumably it was ringed this year if post-juvenile dispersal is assumed to be the cause of its occurrence at Hilbre where it is only our fifth record ever for the Obs.

A great end to another cracking week at the Obs.

Ringing: Robin [490-31]

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