A few minutes on Ainsdale beach late this afternoon, as the sun sank behind the clouds.
Predictably poor light so pix were particularly poo, but a few Grey Plover about (all looking soulful and lonely), Oystercatchers, Sanderling and small roosts of the commoner species of gulls.
Offshore was murky as hell - I'm not surprised seawatching wasn't so good earlier in the week if conditions were like this, but it did get me thinking about the advantages of dusk birding - not too many birds to worry about, no complications when taking a pic 'cos the light's so bad, and in the right locations (admittedly abroad) all the Nightjars you can shake a stick at.
Top marks go to the Nocturnal Birders Club member who found the Eagle Owl on Wirral this week...I guess it was pretty dark on North Uist for today's Mourning Dove too (check out Terry Fountain's pics here ).
Best of all as a Nocturnal Birder, you get some lovely sunsets....
Roll on the return of British Summer Time.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...