A quiet day all round today with lower number of Gulls than of late. Waders on the tide included 230 Oystercatcher and 180 Curlew. A couple of Chiffchaff and Stonechat remained around the Lighthouse area. Highlight of the day was a fine male Black Redstart in private gardens along Hoylake seafront. Black Redstart remains a scarce bird on the Wirral with perhaps only two or three records per annum. The bird was present through until dusk but like most spring migrants is unlikely to be present in the morning.
|Another shot of our first 2017 Wheatear from yesterday (Tony Edwards)|