Down at Formby Point again, where the adult winter Med Gull was loafing about still, looking a tad uncomfortable in a cruel north easterly, that brought two heavy snow showers that I could well have done without.
I suppose I'd look a tad uncomfortable if I was dumb enough to try to lounge in one of the tidal channels today.
A few Skylarks and Redwings were moving through here yesterday, but no movement today, so despite the chop on the bay, I spent my lunchtime seawatching from a low dune, until hyperthermia began to set in.
At least 800 Common Scoter on the water, about 300m out, but they were hard to check through as they disappeared every second or so in the swell.
Sadly no big white head patches, or even a nice white wing flash to make me feel any warmer today.
Three Scaup with one of the larger flotillas.
Two RB Mergs went north, and single Red Throated Diver and Great Crests were on the sea, but the most unexpected birdy was a dark bellied Brent Goose which sailed north close in at about 12.30pm.
Only the slightest of neck collars, so probably a youngster, it has been awhile since I've seen one of these off the Point.
After the tide, an adult Yellow Legged Gull briefly joined the Herrings and LBBs on the water's edge before clearing off again....a wanderer from Crosby?
All the usual waders feeding in the channels and opportunist Carrion Crows looking for dead things, as the horizon went purple to promise more snow.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...