7 Mar 2011

Just like buses...........

Just like buses. No sooner had we caught one control on Hilbre this year (Long-tailed Tit) when the second turns up - a female Chaffinch bearing a BTO ring caught Saturday morning.

The misty conditions Saturday morning meant there was little overhead movement but Siskins are definitely on the move and as well as the Chaffinch a new Blackbird was ringed and a Rock Pipit retrapped. This is a different bird to the one caught a couple of weeks ago and shows there are at least 3 individuals wintering on the Island.
Not much activity Sunday due to a combination of food poisoning, a broken central heating boiler and a wrenched back! News of a Dartford Warbler in N Wales bodes well for a future occurence in Cheshire.

Waiting in for the gas engineer meant I missed nipping round to a friends to watch Liverpool deservedly beat Man Utd. Suprisingly no of my Utd supporting friends kept me informed of the score. Sour grapes or what?

Not long now and the first migrant Wheatears, Sand Martins and Chiffchaffs should be with us in the N West.........................................

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