Wednesday 26 May 2021

26th May 2021

 Weather: NE force 1  WNW 3 in the afternoon

A quiet day on the island, the only real migrants (apart from a single Goldfinch) were 2 House Martins that stangely were headed north (migrants nearly always pass south over Hilbre, even in spring). The local Swallows included the one that had been ringed in a previous season.

 The breeding Linnets are showing well now in the gardens and paddocks.

 A Grey Heron scavened on top of the island over the tide.

Unlike the Grey Heron the 4 Little Egrets stuck to the shore. Views of 5 Gannets, 10 Common and 5 Sandwich Terns were distant. The Whitethroat was still present. Waders were extremely hard to find, just 20 Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plovers and about 200 Oystercatchers. The blood moon rising was a pretty sight from the island.

photos AS

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