Saturday, 13 June 2009

Hilbre Island

Not much happening today on the island, though a flock of 1500 Knot was spectacular and an exceptional count for June. Certainly no sign of the Paddyfield Warbler, despite one brave sole sitting it out for two and a half hours on top of the old air raid shelter.

Still, it was a gloriously sunny day, with hardly a breath of wind. Out of the West Hoyle Bank there were about 300 Grey Seals hauled out, and there were at least three Little Egrets feeding in the channels, whilst out at sea there was a female Eider. A few Painted Ladies were seen, as well as a Silver Y, Brimstone and Cinnabar Moths.

Very much a day for relaxing, soaking up the sun and recalling past experiences.



Shelduck


Knot

1 comment:

  1. great blog Colin, well done on the Paddy, also a Dylan fan good man!

    Cheers, Josh

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