Weather: Northwest force 7 squally showers
The wind had blown through the night and with a high tide at 14.30 seawatching was very much the order of the day. There was a reasonable movement of auks today with 35 Guillemots moving west as did Great Crested Grebe (12), Gannet (23) Teal (9) Wigeon (2) Common Scoter (14) and 4 Sandwich Tern were the latest of the year so far.
Other Seabirds included Manx Shearwater (1) and a single close Leach's Petrel battled their way into the headwind.
Amazingly at least a dozen Meadow Pipit were noted coming in off the sea in conditions far from favourable for passerine migration.
Bar tailed Godwit (17) Sanderling (250) and a partial albino Oystercatcher were the wader highlights on Hoylake shore.