When will the westerly airstream end? Those of us with positive outlooks are dreaming of that first American passerine on Hilbre - a sparrow seems the most likely (or perhaps better put as 'least outrageous') suggestion...
In the meantime the birding is slow. The highlight this morning was not even seen - a calling Golden Plover was first noted at the North End before being heard from the Obs.
No migrants were noted in the trapping areas but the sea again had a moderate number of Gannets and Sandwich Terns.
Grey Seals on the West Hoyle sandbank increased again to c410 today as we head towards the peak months for these fantastic mammals in the mouth of the Dee estuary.
The temperature needs to rise a notch or two to put insects more on the agenda.
(SRW (from over), DB (pm))