Weather: SE 3, 8/8 cloud, 3 miles vis, mist around estuary
|Lime Speck Pug|
|Sexton Beetle (PSW)|
Two Whimbrel were noted on the shoreline and a single Golden Plover was heard passing over mid morning.
|Whimbrel - one of two seen or heard today|
|Greenland Wheatear - one of four caught today (PSW)|
|Skylark - West Side|
The sea was fairly quiet with a few terns, a single Fulmar, 8 Guillemot and a Razorbill as well as a frustrating distant skua spp. However, as the wind dropped to almost nil a single and then three Harbour Porpoise were seen.
Just as observers were on the final 'round' of the day all of the Oystercatchers and gulls took flight and once again a frantic search of the skies for a raptor produced an Osprey seen drifting between the islands and West Kirby before drifting off south down the estuary putting up more waders and gulls as it went.
|Osprey - the second of the Autumn|
Ringing: Wren, Robin (2), G Wheatear (4), Chiffchaff (9), Willow Warbler (2), Goldcrest (3), Linnet (3), Meadow Pipit (2)
(DB, JE +HVJ, AEH, CJ, KMc, PSW, TGW et al) [769-35]