A short visit today was surprisingly productive with a flock of 20 Pintail flying over the island and off south up the estuary as observers arrived.
The single Eider was off the North End and a single Purple Sandpiper fed on the slipway along with good numbers of Turnstone (85).
The Pale-bellied Brent Goose flock has increased and a peak count so far this autumn/winter was made today with 242 birds present.
A single Little Egret fed in the gutter with good numbers of Redshank (180) and Knot (850) also present.
Two Song Thrushes were around the gardens and one bird retrapped today was the returning bird which is clearly now wintering on the islands.
Meanwhile, yesterday an adult Great Northern Diver was found on West Kirby Marine Lake (still present today - photo below by Peter Sutton) joining the Little Grebe that was still present (see below); a real ‘little and large’ double act for the lake!