A painted lady was the star migrant today closely followed by a greenshank both on the Mersey shore today. Its incredable that this butterfly has just migrated from north Africa. 2 grey plover, 4 ringed plover, 2 curlew and 4 dunlin also . At least 6 singing reed warblers and 4 male reed buntings in the reed beds and rape fields. Back at Carr lane pools 50 black tailed godwits, a wheatear, sedge warbler, yellow wagtail, and corn bunting. No sign of the recent wood sandpiper.