Later in the day records seemed to be coming thick and fast with a couple of Snipe present around the islands (including one flushed from right in front of the Newton trap), up to 9 Lapwing passed over the island (see below), a single Black-tailed Godwit was noticed heading towards Wirral and two flocks of Scaup were seen firstly seven birds and then 40 heading out of the estuary; a very good count for this species at Hilbre these days.
A winter plumaged Mediterranean Gull flew down the gutter watched from the Obs balcony (see below) and a Sparrowhawk was also spotted from here heading through the bungalow gardens, although the waders being spooked gave its presence away to observers.
Over 120 Pale-bellied Brents were still present along with up to 18 Purple Sandpipers.
The chairman gave a talk to a visiting RSPB group who all enjoyed their day.
[DB, CJW et al]