Thick fog shrouded the islands for much of the day even though the sun tried to occasionally break through. Migrants were passing overhead with Greenfinches, Goldfinches, Grey and Pied Wagtails being logged. One Greenfinch found its way into the Obs garden mist net (see below).
|Greenfinch - Obs Garden (SRW)|
A single Merlin was again on the ridge and a single Woodpigeon was typical early spring record at Hilbre.
Seawatching was impossible due to the fog but small numbers of Common Scoter were noted around high tide. Three Purple Sandpipers were seen at the north end and there were two Rock Pipits seen - one of which was singing. 84 Brent Geese were counted along with 52 Turnstone but just 6 Redshanks.
On the insect front a colony of Tawny Mining Bees were found on the main island.
|Mining Bee Colony - found on main island (PSW)|