Wall to wall sunshine at Formby Point today, but still not a great deal moving passerine-wise, with four Swallows heading south, and a few buzzy Redpolls early doors (going in the right direction).
Mipits bleeping overhead of course, and a Willow Warbler singing at Dempsey Towers at 7am, but nothing to get your Leicas steamed up over.
A bizarrely deformed Oystercatcher was feeding in the tidal channels at Formby first thing, with an impossibly long, up and decurved bill.
Seemed to be able to locate and catch prey alright, so maybe being the freakiest beak in town was not bad thing.
I bet it could open a bottle of wine quicker than you can say "Grenache".
Took a lunchbreak from 1-2pm, over the high tide and had a quick seawatch from the Point.
Nothing exceptional, but good numbers of Little Gulls feeding close in - as they have been all week.
Are any being seen at Crosby does anyone know?
Little Gull 57
Great Crested Grebe 1
Red Throated Diver 3
Common Scoter 1
RB Merg 2
Common Tern 2
A fair few Northern Dune Tiger Beetles out and about in the sheltered dunes there too.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...