The highlight today was an amazing 1200 Bar-tailed Godwits counted, but other waders included 8000 Knot and 20 Purps. The godwits came in over Hilbre from the south west (from up the estuary) alighting on the North shore then continuing off to the north east. A single Skylark, 2 Rock Pipits, single Pied Wagtail, a Stock Dove and 45 Linnets were noted along with two each of Teal and Goldeneye.
A single Common Seal was hauled out at the North End where work commenced on the sea-watching hide roof.
(DB, CJW, PSW)