18 Apr 2010

R' Ouzelled from my nap.

Another early monring start for Hilbre yesterday arriving around 06.30 just as the sun rose above West Kirby. Not that many migrants around but 5 Greenland Wheatears and a couple of Willow Warblers on the ground whilst my first Whimbrels of the year hung around the rocky west side. Overhead migration included the first Yellow Wagtail of the spring, Tree Pipit and plenty of Redpolls! No sign of either the hoped for Osprey or Ring Ouzel though.

Later, whilst having a nap but trying to keep one eye on the clear skies above me at home in case an Osprey flew through, the phone disturbed my reverie with a message from Al Conlin to say he'd found a male Ring Ouzel near Leasowe Lighthouse.  Not only that but he'd seen an Osprey earleir as well.


Jason said...

Excellent Phil. Hope all these migrants are stocking up on there way to the north.

Phil Woollen. said...

Thats if they can fly throught the ash! Another Ring Ouzel today but very distant in heat haze. Tree Pipit over and a fall of Wheatears.