This trip was primarily for the spring high tides and the spectacle of the flooding of the estuary marshes. The weather was fairly kind, up until the high tide, when the strong westerly came in and brought the water right over the marsh at Parkgate. Neston (RSPB), but also brought a ferocious hailstorm! As the marsh mammals rushed to get away from the rising tide, the predators all swooped in for the rich pickings. A gruesome sight, but a necessary part of nature.
Up at Red Rocks, near West Kirby, the Oystercatcher flocks plied their trade up and down the coast and on and off Hilbre Island.