Insects continue to be the main attraction until the autumn migration of birds gets fully underway at Hilbre.
A single Willow Warbler was the sole non resident passerine while waders counted included 12 Whimbrel, 16 Ringed Plover, 25 Turnstones, 20 Redshank and a Bar-tailed Godwit. A pair of Common Scoter were on the sea.
The small glasswort plant found some time ago on the rocks at the north end, still shows to those who are observant. Although common elsewhere it is possibly the first on the island for 60 years.
(DB,AEH,TO) photos AEH