A quiet start to the day with 'heavy' overhead cloud cover and intermittent rain showers. A male Eider flew south and between the islands early on and a single Wigeon was on the high tide edge by Middle.
|Looking South from Middle towards Little Eye along 'the Reef'|
Three Pale-bellied Brent Geese roosted between the main islands over the high tide before moving to the 'Whaleback' at the North End of Hilbre to feed on the ebbing tide.
|Looking north towards Hilbre from Middle|
Up to six Little Egrets fed around the ebbing tide.
Just south of Middle a female/immature Goosander was found feeding before flying off south.
Meanwhile on the island a single Grey Wagtail flew over and a few Meadow Pipits were moving between rain showers and the wind had dropped and up to six Chiffchaffs were flycatching in the gardens and paddocks.
Ringing: Chiffchaff (3) [666-31]