Sunday, 10 April 2016

L.O.S. Fieldtrip to Hilbre Island

The penultimate Leigh Ornithological Society fieldtrip of the year was to Hilbre Island on the Wirral with the aim of staying on the island over the high tide. As low tide was around 8:30am, we left Leigh at 7:15am to arrive at 8:15am. The walk across the sand to the islands took about an hour and the weather stayed pretty good, if a little windy at times, all day.

We saw:
  • Grey Heron
  • Curlew
  • Brent Goose
  • Eider Duck
  • Knot
  • Common Scoter
  • Redshank
  • Sparrowhawk
  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Rock Pipit
  • Meadow Pipit
  • Swallow
  • House Martin
  • Willow Warbler
  • Oystercatcher
  • Black-tailed Godwit
  • Cormorant
  • Great Black-backed Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Atlantic Grey Seal
  • Habour Porpoise

A more detailed report may follow, but for now here are few photographs from the day.

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