Weather: SSE 2 backing W 3, 7/8 cloud, good vis
What started as another quiet day with hardly any migrants improved during the tide with the sighting of a winter plumaged Black Guillemot seen off the east side as it flew into the bay before ditching and diving, when it was lost to view.
A scarce bird at Hilbre but August-October are particularly good months for this species here and we are hopeful it will get seen again.
The Magpie was seen a couple of times briefly around the islands and heard calling. A single Teal and then a flock of six birds were noted and a good sign of the autumn wildfowl starting to arrive back into the estuary mouth.