Squeezed in an hour's seawatch over the tide today from Ainsdale in between coastal ranger duties, and while it wasn't a patch on Bazzo's stint down at Formby (see comment on previous entry), there can be few finer ways to spend your lunch break than seawatching.
Sea was flat calm, with a bit of shimmer out at the horizon, and most birds were heading south.
Arctic Tern 18
Common Tern 11
Sandwich Tern 23
Great Crested Grebe 3
Common Scoter 2
Manx Shearwater 6
Dropped off my totals to Corinne in the Ainsdale Discovery Centre.
She's sticking any wildllife news she gets on a board outside now - go see her, she loves telling people about the coastline - then it was back to rangering - great fun, tootling round in a Land Rover, tidying up, speaking to folk etc... if you see me, say hello, I'm usually easy to spot in a yellow hi vis jacket with the word "Ranger" emblazoned on the back.
The jacket is brighter than a Serin's backside.
Mute Swans have three cygnets on the Sands Lake now.
Thanks to the stalwarts still putting comments on my entries - I love getting other birders' news and it makes doing the blog worthwhile.
Should be good for seawatching again tomorrow.
Finally happy birthday to Mrs D...we're off out for a big Indian celebration, hurrah!
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...