12 Jul 2012

A summers day.

After a fantastic day of cricket at Old Trafford on the Tuesday and a few beers it was an early start Wednesday to get across to Hilbre for the long planned visit by staff and students of Birkenhead 6th form college. At last the sun came out and it really seemed like summer had arrived.

We managed to catch a few Linnets and Meadow Pipits to show everyone what we do rather than just talking about it and all our guests seemed to enjoy their visit.

Bird of the day was a ringed male Stonechat that was on the Obs fence when I first arrived but then moved to the shletered east side for the rest of the day. It was ringed on the left leg so was probably one of the ones we've ringed over the last couple of years which has been seen at Redrocks this year.

Sandwich Tern numbers are building up nicely and a few juveniles are beginning to make an appearance.

All in all a very pleasant day rounded off by checking the Swallows nest on a local farm where two second broods are now being incubated.

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