25 Sep 2011

Short distance twitching.

An easterly bias to the wind over the weekend bode well for a few migrants on Hilbre and so it proved with Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Chiffchaff, Wheatear and Goldcrest all being duly ringed.

Good numbers of Linnets were also seen and there was a small overhead passage of Redpolls at first light.

News that a Great White Egret was showing at Parkgate as we were leaving the Island swayed the Obs members decisions as to what to do next! We headed off and caught up with this big white bird as it occasionally showed its head in the reeds before taking flight and heading south.

Some ringing as part of a longer term project at Barry's place on Thursday resulted in the dubious honour of ringing two late Stock Dove chicks. Only their mother could call them beautiful and their toilet habits leave a lot to be desired. The box stank!

No comments :