A day without rain for a change, although not too much around Crosby's Marina - two Shags at the southern end now is interesting, while the Great Crested Grebe and Red Breasted Merg were still riding out the strong westerlies - before some boats took to the water that is.
Oycs and Curlew feeding on the rain saturated grassland to the north of the lake, and a few Tufties here and there.
Yesterday, 6 Goldeneye (4m,2f), and 2 Scaup were on the water, while a single Knot and about 12 Redshank were also feeding amongst the waders and gulls on the grass.
I attempted a seawatch in the afternoon in the hope of any petrel, never mind a Black Bellied Storm (you lucky Severn seawatchers you), but conditions were truly horrendous, with rain sluicing down the Landy's windscreen and a force 6-7 buffeting the vehicle like it was made of polystyrene.
One adult Med Gull drifted past me, heading towards Seaforth to roost and a drenched Rock Pipit emerged from the marram on the Prom, but I was fighting a losing battle.
Still if Leach's are being seen up Heysham way, there's always a chance in the rivermouth, and as Pete K points out (see comment on previous entry), today's Grey Phal at Seaforth may yet hop over the fence.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...