18 Jul 2011

Winter is upon us.

Winter is here. That's what if felt like yesterday afternoon as we drove across to Hilbre for a brief visit after the high tide. With winds gusting to Force 8 and torrential rain it was never going to be easy!

Plenty of terns and gulls sheltering in the lee of Little Eye - including 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and an adult Med Gull. The terns weren't budging and we were able to get good views through the open Landrover windows until the rain forced us to close them again!. Its nice to see so many juvenile Sandwich Terns - they've obviously had a good breeding season.

Sea watching was a bit disappointing with no Skuas being logged but we did get a few Manx Shearwaters past and a couple each of Great-crested Grebe & Kittiwake. At least we had the chocolate biscuits to keep us going.

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