The shoreline was absolutely stunning during the early part of today -virtually no one on the sands between Ainsdale and Southport till lunchtime, shining white sand, blue sea, blue sky, and oddly, a flock of 16 Canada Geese which dropped into the channels just south of the Green Beach before high tide.
Now it is true that you certainly see stranger sights on Ainsdale beach than wayward goose flocks (believe me, the late shifts have given me enough material for several books already!), but the Canadas were still unexpected.
No rings on any of the birds, just a displaced flock, but diverting nonetheless.
Not much else, certainly nothing to compete with Hilbre's Paddyfield Warbler, but still a few Painted Ladies struggling through, and Gannets plunge diving north of Southport Pier this morning.
Dunlin, Sanderling, Oycs and Barwits on the high tide roost.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...