Kinda quiet day down at Crosby today - still mega numbers of Tufties on the Marine Lake - 130+ at one point, 3 RB Mergs, c20 Goldeneye, 20 Pochards and a Great Crested Grebe, now starting to moult into summer plumage, but nothing obviously "new" on the water.
Mr McCann picked up yet another colour ringed Sanderling yesterday, but I couldn't find any ringed birds after the high tide amongst the 100 or so scurrying about on the sand and mud.
Fine adult winter Med Gull in the small gull roost at the southern end of the beach this afternoon, and a flock of Linnets buzzing around the weedier areas, otherwise just the regulars.
Quite a few Pinkies still feeding on St Mary's Playing Fields this afternoon, but I didn't have a chance to check through them - you never know, Pete Kinsella's Taiga Bean may still be lurking in there.
Muchas gracias to everyone who read the blog this year and submitted items of news, hope you all have a good night and subsequent 2010.
And many thanks to everyone who bought "Wild Merseyside" too - the book is still selling steadily, so if you know of any home in the country without a copy, you know what to do.
Finally as it's New Year's Eve, remember - don't do anything I wouldn't do, and while I think on, you probably shouldn't do anything I would do either.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...