The green flag awarded to Hilbre now proudly flies above the top paddock, telling us what we already knew, that Hilbre is an unspoilt gem in the local area.
The winds have eased this morning but still no migration and only a single Wheatear (below) and 4 Swallows to show for a tour of the likely places.
Wading birds however have not deserted us with Dunlin, Ringed Plover and Sanderling (left) feeding on the east hoyle. Larger shore birds included 2,000 Oystercatchers, 41 Redshank, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit and a Whimbrel.
Peregrine and Kestrel (right) both showed today, but the only good seabird was on the obs flag.
Butterflies noted were Small White, Peacock, Painted Lady, Red Admiral and Speckled Wood.
No birds ringed today.
(CJ,CDT,PT,NDW,+VT, +6) photos CJ