After the Saturday shopping trek I nipped down to Ainsdale beach later in the afternoon to have a look at the two Snow Buntings that have been there since at least yesterday, when Chris Tynan was watching 'em.
Always nice to see Snow Bunts, but these two were a good mile or more south down the beach from the Lido at least.
They were at the top of the beach, under the dunes, just past the second metal barrier (about halfway between Ainsdale and Fisherman's Path!) but very, very flighty, flushed by kiters, vehicles and just about everything else inbetween.
One bird is a male, the other, hard to say in the fading light.
Got reasonable views as they whizzed about the sand in the strong wind, may try again tomorrow if conditions are better.
20 or so Linnets along the dune base too.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...