Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Hilbre Island

Hilbre Island is a place that I have not visited since I was a kid, located on the mouth of the Dee Estuary, it takes less than an hour to walk out to the Islands at low tide. So on Monday we had a lovely walk over, leaving at 9.45 the tide was already out beyond the islands and with low tide at 12.30 we had plenty of time on the Island. Walking to the northern tip its a great place to see and watch the bird life below on the rocky shore line or to sea watch. Lots of bird life about including Brent Geese, Oystercatcher, Redshank, Turnstone, a variety of Gulls, Shag, Cormorant, Curlew and Seals.





Whilst sat watching the birds, we were intrigued by the behaviour of the gulls, they were picking up various molluscs, looked like Mussels, flying up to about 30ft high then dropping them to smash them open on the rocks below, really clever and something I have only ever see Corvids do.






1 comment:

  1. A place I`ve never visited Gary but it`s now on the list..It looks a wonderful place to photograph with the birds being an added bonus. Great photos of the gull behaviour.


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