Weather: ESE force 4
The Brent's were closer around the island in numbers than they have been of late, with over 100 at the North End and another 100+ west of the lagoon.
About 70 Starlings came through including a flock of 40. Two Skylarks passed and a late Chiffchaff travelled around the island calling but was
too elusive for photos. There were about 10 Blackbirds around the island today and finches also featured with 6 Chaffinches, a Goldfinch and 14 Siskins. Mid-morning a Pallid Swift was found flying at Hoylake and observers at Hilbre were able to pick it up through a telescope at a distance ! (image below from the mainland).
A moribund Wigeon was a strange find in the paddocks. The Kestrel was about and a Peregrine was on the sand east of the Gutter. A single Grey Plover was heard calling but not many small waders were about, although as the tide made 5,000 Oystercatcher went up between the Tanskeys and Little Eye.
Ringed: 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Chaffinch