21 Aug 2014

Essential maintenance and a Yellow-legged Gull.

Another trip to Hilbre this week to help Chris carry out essential repairs to the seawatching hide that had been badly knocked about during last Novembers storm surge. The surge knocked down a brick wall protecting the west side of the hide then  burst through the west side observation flap. As it had no where to go it pushed the front of the hide out of line and broke the hinges of the forward facing observation flaps. Its now all ready for the autumn season.

There wasn't much to see on the sea with three juvenile Shags being about the only birds out there! Highlight was me finding an adult Yellow-legged Gull roosting on the beach, with the Lesser Black-backed and Herring Gulls as I drove on following the tide as it receded.

Ringing was restricted to a single Robin and an island bred juvenile Dunnock.

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