Cormorant-tastic counting by Neill lured me down to the beach at Ainsdale this afternoon , after all, given the forecast, there ain't gonna be much sun tomorrow, then the clocks go back...
There were still about 200 Cormorants strung out along the surf far down the beach, with more over the rough sea.
The sand was hissing across the shore, driven along by a strong south westerly, and apart from a small gulls roost and a few Carrion Crows it was dead.
Further down, the Green Beach had small numbers of Goldfinch, Linnet and Greenfinch, and overhead, one or two Redwings were going south into the wind.
A Red Legged Partridge whirred up and off into the dunes.
Inland, there were only about 60 Tufties on the Sands Lake, plus the Mute Swans, Little Grebes etc...oh, and the Brown Rats seemed to be showing very well this afternoon.
Bicycle clips on.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...