Yeah, I know, it's another moth, but although Puss Moth isn't particularly rare, it is a belting, burly hairy critter, and I certainly can't remember seeing one on the beach before - this one was snoozing on a fence post in one of the "coast management" sections I'm working on down past Formby Point at present.
Otherwise a few Common Terns roosting at the south end of AInsdale beach over the tide today, with Gannets fishing on the horizon, Sarnie Terns closer in, and a Bonxie south through there over the tide, and a fine day flying Barn Owl over the northern end of the Birkdale dunes at 9.15am this morning.
Ta to Austin Thomas for sending me this nice shot of a Swallow (link to his site over on the right) - there are plenty of 'em hawking over the beach still.
In the dunes, Emperor Dragonfly and Four Spot Chasers on the wing, Bee Orchid, Dune Helleborine, Marsh Helleborine etc still generally a way off flowering - a consequence of the nippy winter?
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...