Lotsa birds moving on the coast today - with plenty of Pinkies in now, small skeins flapping in from the north, south and east and more than 1,500 out on Crossens Outer this evening.
Earlier doors (8am-ish) passerines were on the move south along the coast - Skylarks, Meadow Pipits, 3 Wheatears, Chaffinch, Grey Wag, Song Thrush, Robin, alba wags and a good flock of hirundines around Ainsdale seafront.
A big flock of Linnets (70-100 birds) plus larks and Mipits at Weld Road too.
A juv Peregrine was sitting on the tideline at the bottom end of the Green Beach at about 10am.
Nicest of all were two Whinchats (an adult and a juv) at the south end of the Green Beach at lunchtime.
273 Sandwich Terns roosting on Ainsdale beach over the high tide, three Great Crested Grebes and scoter flocks offshore, and Duncan Rothwell had 5 Buzzards over the dunes (4 together, one passing through higher up).
Okay, it's not a Tufted Puffin - but what is?
Later in the day I had a look at the saltmarsh at Banks and Crossens - I lost count of the numbers of Little Egrets out there, and Banks had Spotted Red, Dunlin, Curlew Sand, Ruff, Redshank, Blackwit, Lapwing and Curlew on one or two splashes, albeit distantly.
More geese winging around here in the greying evening light.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...