Weather: SE force 2
A Jack Snipe flew in from the Middle Eye direction and then went east over towards the RL golf course, this is a rare bird for Hilbre. The first Grey Wagtail of the autumn also arrived on the flood tide and flew off to the south east. No less than 3 Mediterranean Gulls were between Little Eye and the marine lake as the tide approached. A single Swift and 8 Swallows were noted. Amongst the insects today were 2 Hummingbird Hawk Moths, and a painted Lady. The first Centuary of the year was flowering today. Forty Sandwich Terns rested on the esat hoyle as the tide flooded.
(DB), plus Richard Smith at Marine lake