Ten metre tides and the worst wind possible - a warm southerly onshore - so the sea was flatter than Lincolnshire off Formby Point today, still I thought there were worse things to do than sit in the sun scanning the bay, so I nipped down to the Tobacco Dump for a quick seawatch between 12.15pm and 1.50pm.
There were very good numbers of Sandwich Terns offshore, but not much else, a Harbour Porpoise and Grey Seal were nice, as was a Clouded Yellow by the path as I walked down to the frontal dunes.
Pleasant hour or two really....
Fulmar 1 south
Common Tern 9
Arctic Tern 1 south
Sandwich Tern 85
Razorbill 1 north
Guillemot 2 south
Great Crested Grebe 1 juv offshore
Red Throated Diver 2 full summer birds offshore - great views
Wigeon 3 north
Common Scoter 60+
Kittiwake 6 south
plus GBB, LBB, Herring Gull, BHGs, Grey Plover, Barwits, Dunlin, Oystercatcher etc.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...