The sea was a little more interesting with Common Scoters reappearing in surprising numbers with 1,500 counted on the flooding tide. Common Terns outnumbered Sandwich and three Arctic Skuas were found harassing them off the West Hoyke sandbank.
Insects were high on the agenda today with an excellent moth trap catch overnight with numerous species but this included 5 Netted Pugs, an Angle Shades (see below) and a White Ermine (see below).
Not to be outdone with all of the non-avian interest the Hilbre Rabbit put in an extended appearance late morning in the usual location.
(GB (from over), CJ, NDW and SRW). [593-33]