Hilbre Bird Observatory: third October 2022 


Weather condition: SE pressure 3 partially gloomy

After the Yellow-browed Warbler the other day, the very best bird ringed today was unavoidably an anti-climax. Usually a Blackcap is routine price in the fall however today it appeared unique due to the scarceness of warblers at Hilbre thus far this fall.

On the silver lining, although no celebrity bird was located there was a higher selection of types videotaped today, consisting of a Reed Pennant, a Redpoll, a Grey Wagtail, a number of Field Pipits relocating, a number of Skylarks and also a late Wheatear which showed up mid-morning and also relocated down the west side of the island.

Wrens in dual numbers were calling throughout the island and also there were 6 Robins, 5 Blackbirds and also 2 Tune Yeast infections, with as much as 8 Rock Pipits. Bigger types contributing to the mix were solitary Usual Snipe and also Greenshank, a Goosander flying west throughout the south end and also a Raven flying in the direction of the landmass.

Mid-morning a genuine shock was a Manx Shearwater located block the north end.

It undoubtedly had some kind of trouble as it appeared to be in trouble when attempting to take off from the sea.

and also at one phase was worried by a Herring Gull.

At some point it wandered out passed the north end to the west.

A Guillemot was likewise enclose to the island in the very same location. A brand-new high matter for the period of 87 Brent collected on the whaleback today making it simple to count them for an adjustment. There were no lots of waders on the reduced trend throughout the day, however 10 Bar-tailed Godwits, 35 Sanderling, 28 Turnstone and also 50 Redshank had to do with along with the Greenshank listened to calling. Of the 17 Carrion Crows videotaped a group of 10 were relocating southern and also 3 west. The Kestrel was still searching the island. A Red Admiral flew when the temperature level climbed somewhat later in the day.

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Photos CJ, SRW

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