Weather: SE force 2
A birder on the marine lake wall had an exciting moment as an Osprey flew over, hovered and dived for a fish in the lake, right alongside visitors walking the wall and oblivious to the drama unfolding. The Osprey flew to the Tanskey rocks to eat and stayed on the rocks for an hour or so before flying off to the lake and then over Wirral (photos RS). It was seen distantly on Tanskies by 3 obs members from various viewpoints including the main island.
Meanwhile on the island things were a lot less headline making. A Common Snipe was flushed first thing on the reef just south of Middle. On arrival no warblers were found and no Wheartears although one did appear at the north end later on.
Fifiteen Bar-tailed Godwits were noted on the afternoon flood tide and 12 Black-tailed Godwits alnded in a group on the shore.
Photos CJ, SRW & thanks to Richard Speechley (Osprey)