Weather: WNW force 1/2 rising to 3/4, then dropping again, cloud early sunny later.
Considering the westerly airflow, the island did better than expected today with the first Ring Ouzel of the year going through early in the day and a Firecrest being caught and ringed mid-morning. Firecrests are less than annual at Hilbre and this bird is the earliest ever, most being recorded in September or October.
The Fox was well seen this morning scavenging on shell beach and a Peacock butterfly was in the paddock area.
Ringed: 2 Goldcrests, 1 Firecrest, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin. [ 69-12 ] photos CJ & JE