HomePerching BirdsHilbre Bird Observatory: 18th May 2022 

Hilbre Bird Observatory: 18th May 2022 

Hilbre Bird Observatory: 18th May 2022 


Weather condition: ESE pressure 4

Migrants were limited today, the emphasize possibly being a Sedge Warbler captured for calling after just extremely couple of having actually been seen thus far this springtime. It was vocal singing in the obs yard.

Solitary Whitethroat and also Chiffchaff finished the warblers today, however 6 Greenland Wheatears maintained their current numbers, one got on Little Eye very first point. In addition to the hirundines and also a number of Goldfinches the just various other ‘traveler’ was a Woodpigeon flying southern over the sea.

A solitary Sand Martin came via, however no Residence Martins which have actually been showing up in numbers over the last couple of days, whereas regarding 3 lots Swallows passed after couple of below over the very same duration. The Eider showed up once again after being missing out on the previous day. Some wonderful sights of waders were acquired at high trend without disruption, there were 5 Whimbrel, 26 Turnstone, 95 Sanderling, 650 Dunlin, 1 Grey Plover and also 95 Ringed Plover.

Simply 6 Sandwich Terns seen today, they were once more surpassed by 78 Typical Terns.

Various other birds today consisted of 7 Little Egrets, 2 Grey Herons, 12 Shelduck, 5 Mallard, 22 Terrific Black-backed Gulls and also 12 Lesser Black-backed. 2 Kestrels got on the island today. Never ever in the past been located at Hilbre regardless of the moth allowing and also conveniently emerging was the caterpillar of the Oak Egger moth seen today. Constantly excellent to note a brand-new types for the island.

Our bug specialist commented that although he had actually formerly located among its expert parasitoids at the moth light, he had actually presumed it has to have roamed over from Wirral. Green-veined White butterflies were flying today,

Likewise this Brownish Silver-line, a bracken feeder, of which several locations of Hilbre are currently overwhelmed, and also possibly we want even more of them!

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Ringed: 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff. (neither types was below the other day)

Photos SRW

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