Saturday saw me making the trip across from West Kirby after the mornings high tide as the main purpose of the visit was essential maintenance and scrub clearing around the heligoland traps. This is a constant exercise as left unchecked the brambles, blackthorn and sycamores push up through the wire mesh of the traps causing lots of damage which is expensive and time consuming to to repair.
The afternoon was enlivened by the appearance of an amphibious landing craft from the Mersey that proceeded to drive up the east side gutter and park on the beach at West Kirby!
Sunday I was up meeting Steve & Doreen before dawn and heading over full of expectation on a beautiful autumnal morning wit ha stunning sunrise and a bit of early morning mist.
Quite what its feeding on I'm not sure as a fox seems to have been attracted to the island and appears to be in no hurry to move on. There haven't been many voles seen recently and the fox is probably decimating them.
As well as the Kestrel the resident Rock Pipits are still showing well at both the north and south end of the island whilst an incredible 160 Linnets are to be seen flying around between Hilbre & Middle Eye.