A pleasant sunny day but with a cool blustery breeze produced very little in the way of migrant passerines. In fact it was a quiet day all round until just after lunch.
A couple of Dunlin flocks had built up in the gutter and at the North End and these were joined by further birds and Ringed Plovers below the Obs on the flooding tide and a lovely Summer plumaged Curlew Sandpiper was found.
It was watched from the Obs balcony for at least an hour and enjoyed by all.
A short video of the Curlew Sandpiper can be found here http://youtu.be/BmG0ev-gqAA
The St George's day parade reminded us of Hilbre Sundays of days gone by with hundreds of people enjoying the sunshine and the islands.
(DCT, PT and NDW (from over), SRW briefly)