Nice still morning, but not much about while doing the rounds on the coast at Crosby.
Plenty of Goldeneye on the marina (12 in a very quick count), with Tufties, Cormorants and at least one of the Shags still chilling out on the mussel booms in the south east corner.
I understand there's a Shag on the marine lake at Southport now too - seems every reasonably-sized coastal water in the region has one or two at the moment.
Has it been a spectacularly successful breeding year for the species?
Reasonable gull roost on the beach, but I didn't have much time to check through it - a swift scan didn't reveal any white wings.
All very cool and calm really, which is more than you can say for the dumped cat I had to take to the RSPCA this afternoon (man, those things do NOT like it when you Sellotape 'em into a cardboard box).
On the upside, the run out gave me the chance to admire a few Buzzards gliding around New Cut Lane - no sign of any Whoopers tho' - maybe I didn't go far enough down the lane.
Good numbers of Pinkies commuting around the Little Crosby/Ince Blundell area too today.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...