Lovely sunny afternoon for a walk with Mrs D down on Ainsdale beach today, and luckily we bumped into John G as he headed off to trap two Stonechats in the dunes by the Discovery Centre.
John told us about four Snow Buntings which have been on the beach since Friday, when Duncan Rothwell found 'em (way to stay in the loop there, Mr Dempsey).
We bumped into the birds about half a mile south of the Discovery Centre (around the wrecked boat), but as is normal at this time of year, they were pretty flighty, feeding away and scurrying around at the base of the dunes.
Unfortunately I didn't have my 'scope with me, so decent shots were out of the question, but these zoomed in shots with a point and press show what they are anyway (just).
Otherwise the shoreline was quiet - plenty of gulls at the water's edge (which was a long way away), Carrion Crows and Grey Plovers and a Reed Bunting round the Discovery Centre.