Very little wind and quite foggy at times this morning and as a result quite a lot of Hilbre scarcities were logged today, although most of the grounded 14 Blackbirds, 5 Song Thrushes and a female Blackcap cleared off not long after dawn leaving most records referring to flyovers.
Across overhead were 19 Skylarks, 450 Starlings, 5 Redwings, a Stock Dove, 9 Greenfinches, 7 Chaffinches, 2 Lesser Redpolls and a Reed Bunting. A party of 3 Snipe flew west over the north end of the island.
A drake Eider showed briefly at the north end, 16 Wigeon in total moved around the shore and a Lapwing stayed some time with the oystercatchers on the east hoyle bank.
The Brent with the red and blue colour rings (left) was definitely identified as the Dublin ringed bird from last winter that also showed briefly early last month. It would be interesting to know where it has been for the last few weeks.
Ringed:- 1 Blackbird, 1 Meadow Pipit
(DB,CJ etal)  photo CJ