Weather: W force 2
An adult Mediterranean gull was found between Little and Middle Eye on the flood tide. A Skyalrk was displaying by the lookout, but was chased off by the Meadow Pipits. Flood tide counts included 86 Sandwich Terns, 30 Common Terns, 470 Oystercatchers and 49 Curlew at Little eye and Tanskeys, 170 Black-headed Gulls at Hilbre and 400 at West Kirby. A Meadow Brown butterfl;y was the first this year.
(DB) + Richard Smith at West Kirby marine lake.