An unusual happening today was the presence on the island of a Grasshopper Warbler, a Sedge Warbler and 3 Willow Warblers. Why so surprising? because the wind was stubbornly from the north west, a direction notorious at Hilbre for not bringing warblers. The large warblers seen to arrive mid-morning although it cannot be certain that they were not already present.
The Sandwich Terns are still numbering approximately 500, but only 20 Common Terns were to be seen.