A Puffin was photographed today at Hilbre by visiting photographer/birder Helen Bannister. Helen has commented that the bird was distant by the time she managed to take a few record shots, "the gulls kept chasing it away". Puffin is a rare occurrence at Hilbre and this is only the second to be pictured.
also 9 Canada Geese, 2 Jackdaw, and 3 Starlings.
Ringed: 9 Willow Warblers, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrests, 1 Blackcap, 4 Linnets, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Wren. [ 154-17 ]
photos Helen Bannister, AEH