Weather: E force 2 veering S 1 cold but feeling warm in the sun
A welcome bright start to the morning with Cwn Eigian (in the welsh Carneds) showing nicely from Hilbre in the sunshine.
The Purple Sandpipers (11) and a few Turnstones were roosting on the west side as the light breeze was from the east.
Just one Eider showed this morning, a female type.
Only one bird was caught today, a Robin that is resident on the island which was first ringed as a juvenile in August 2021 and was retrapped in October 2022 and now today.
Most of the other residents were here including the recent Dunnock (will it stay the winter?) Nothing that could be described as a passage migrant were observed. Some kayakers turned up just before high tide and put up a lot of the birds on middle. The birds did return though so not much damage done.