Weather SE force 2, vis 5 miles mist around the coast
The weather stayed relatively calm for a pre-tide visit this morning and unlike yesterday waders were in small numbers, even as the big tide approached mid-morning. Some of the Brent were on the whaleback including 2 colour ringed birds, the Red/Blue HDRB which first appeared here in December 2008 after being ringed in Canada the previous summer, and the Blue/Blue XJ/BB individual ringed in Iceland last year.
Other ringed birds were 2 colour flagged Knot from the recent Altcar ringing catch which were feeding with 46 others and 10 Dunlin at the north end.
On the sea 3 Red-breasted Mergansers flew over the west hoyle and 3 Great Crested Grebes and 20 Common Scoters were off the north end.
Ringed: 1 Robin. [ 5-3 ]