Weather:WSW force 1/2
A decent movement of Meadow Pipits (160) passed through this morning, also 8 Skylarks, while on the ground were 3 Goldcrests, 2 Chiffchaffs and a Wheatear. A flock of 73 Linnets was impressive, perhaps flushed from the nearby West kirby shore marsh by the very large high tide.
The Magpie is still here, other records today were 12 Brent, 20 Shelduck, 2,000 Oystercatchers, 4 Guiollemots, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Little Egrets, 22 Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Sanderling, 32 rEdshank, 2 Rock Pipits, 2 late Sandwich Terns and a single Swallow.
Late insects flying today included 100+ craneflies, a Painted Lady and 3 Small White butterflies and a Migrant Hawker dragonfly.
Ringed: 1 Goldcrest, 1 Robin [ 692-31 ]