3 May 2010

Autumn weather

The fine weather took a turn for the worst Sunday and Hilbre felt more like November with a cold north easterly blowing. As expected migrants were at a premium with few birds grounded. These did include the Observatories second Lesser Whitethroat of the spring though as well as a couple of Wheatears.

A single drake Eider was just off the west side when I walked across at 06.30 but by the time I'd let others in theObs know it had disappeared.

Waders were scarce with only a handful of Whimbrel and a few Curlew representing the large waders. A few small groups of Ringed Plover and Dunlin moved through during the morning.

1 comment :

Mojo Jojo said...

Great observations! Thanks for taking the time to post those pictures and your nice texts.