Weather: SSE 1-2, rain arriving during the morning
A red sky dawn soon made way for rain but didn’t dampen efforts in the field.
Great numbers of waders were making the best of no disturbance on all 3 islands with 6000 Oystercatcher, a dancing Ariel display by 8000 Knot over West Kirby beach, 250 Redshank, 175 Turnstone and 9 Purple Sandpipers which again favoured the North end roost sites.
It was also very much a duck day too with the first 3 Goldeneye of the Winter below the Obs, 2 Wigeon, 6 Scaup West of Little Eye, 5 Eider, 6 Teal and a female Goosander which drifted out with the tide towards Red Rocks.
Passerines on the main island included 7 Song Thrush, 2 Blackbird and 3 Rock Pipit. Nine Linnet were on Middle Eye.
A single Snipe was a bonus heading off the island.