Squeezed in a quick seawatch this morning for an hour over the tide from Ainsdale.
Gorgeous morning - blue sky; blue green sea; white surf; clean, quiet beach - although there was a distinctly un-May like edge to the south westerly.
Great Crested Grebe 1
Arctic Tern 19
Common Tern 5
Sandwich Tern 27
Common Scoter 5
Auk sp 3
Kinda quiet as you can see - most of the Gannets were out on the horizon, but like the Arctic Terns, which were closer in, moving through in a few loose parties, they were all heading south - just like birds past Formby Point during Bazzo's seawatch yesterday.
Nice to see the Arctics offshore again though.
Only things that were bucking the southerly trend were the Cormorants, but they're a fish-guzzling law unto themselves anyway.
Several smallish wader/gull roosts to the north.
Grey Plovers in summer plumage, Knot, Oycs etc moving through the surf as the tide turned, Whitethroat, Linnet, Swallow, alba wags in the dunes.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...