Weather: W-4/5, squally showers.
A stiff onshore breeze brought reasonable numbers of Manx Shearwaters past Hoylake with 45 birds being logged moving West over the high tide. Other birds offshore included several Gannets and Sandwich Terns.
Two small flocks of Common Scoter were also offshore. These are presumably returning failed breeders or non breeding immature birds. Other duck recorded today from Hoylake included 2 Mallard and 2 Teal on the tide line.
The Hoylake Gull roost continues to increase every day with at least 200 large Gulls being recorded. An adult summer Mediterranean Gull was also recorded in the flock today.
Returning waders recorded at high tide included 102 Curlew, 6 Bar tailed Godwits and 78 Oystercatchers.