The big hooley forecast just didn't hit early enough today - I checked out Crosby Marina and the Mersey mouth at dawn with Jellyhead - nothing apart from a few Kittiwakes and the usual Cormorants in the river and waders on the beach.
Any Leach's Petrels that were lingering had clearly sneaked off out to sea in the calm overnight weather - they were probably halfway to the Isle of Man.
This is annoying as the wind is starting to pick up again as I'm writing this, so there's always a chance of another Leach's wreck this week, or even tomorrow.
A gusty southerly and rain made taking pics virtually impossible, but there were about eight Goldeneye on Crosby Marina, including two males and a female on the boating pond at the top end, plus two female-type Scaup on the main lake.
The Goldeneyes kept diving amongst the gulls, so my pics were particularly crap.....
Both unimpressed, Jellyhead drove us back up the coast and we tried a seawatch in constant rain off Formby Point - as you can see, the southerly breeze flattened out the sea, and apart from a few close in flocks of Common Scoter, two Kittiwakes and more Cormorants, there was nowt about.
You can't win 'em all.
Anyone go to the marsh today?
Anyone see anything?
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies......