Weather: N 1-2, 2/8 cloud, very good vis
Observers arrived late on the island this morning for various reasons that meant that they missed the Osprey which passed over the recording area at about 830am and was seen from the mainland at Red Rocks heading south west over Little Eye (photo below JET). This was only our second of the year following one on 4th May (see https://hilbrebirdobs.blogspot.com/2018/05/4th-may-2018.html).
There was a single Wheatear present and the moulting male Eider was still present and Ringed Plovers were notable with 95 counted around the east side gutter and tide edge.
It was another warm day on the island and there were many butterflies again and several day flying Silver Y moths around the island.
Meanwhile, one of our founder members was assisted by the Friends of Hilbre with the removal of invasive plant species on the island.