Weather: SE force 2/3 clear sky and misty around the coast, cold breeze increasing during the morning.
Soon after dawn a Lapwing (a scarce winter visitor at Hilbre) was resting at Little Eye in the half-light.
Two House Sparrows were found in the old obs trees, then flying beck and forth to the paddocks. These scarce passage visitors at Hilbre were still present later in the morning.
A flock of 70 Bar-tailed Godwits flew east off the north end, while other waders seen were 97 Redshank, 35 Sanderling, 12 Ringed Plover, 63 Turnstone but no Purple Sandpipers.
Two Skylarks touched down briefly on Middle just before noon.