Weather: SE force 4, cool
Not much happened over the tide although the female eider
with the damaged wing spent the tide at the south end and part of the time she
shared it with a cormorant.
The 2 male Eiders and another female did fly passed the north end and 2 Shelduck spent the
tide sitting on the sea. A few sandwich terns passed through also. A surprise find on Hilbre this morning was a migrant, albeit a Painted Lady butterfly.
There was a lot of
breeding activity as well as the Linnets: Meadow Pipits were displaying;
the swallows eggs had not hatched yet which was a good thing considering the lack of insects. Two adult and 2 juvenile Linnets were ringed.