An evening visit for an overnight stay found 34 Gannets in Liverpool bay, 220 Sandwich Terns in the roost, also the Eider about. Thirty Eight Dunlin and a Whimbrel were among the waders and 3 Little Egrets, a Grey Heron and 10 Shelduck were liking the shore area. Oystercatchers are now building up in numbers around 350 were seen this evening.
Butterflies seen in the warm weather included 8 Small White, a Small Tortoiseshell and a Gatekeeper.
Another moth - Anania crocealis may be new to Hilbre. Records are being checked.