Not before time a decent wind finally coincided with a tide today, just a shame the muscular force 6 south westerly only picked up speed an hour or two before the height of the tide.
Bazzo and I gave it a few hours at Formby Point from midday to 3pm, enjoying a quite vicious and relentless sand scouring, a light passage of terns and not much else.
Still seawatching is all about paying your dues - you've got to sit out the uninteresting sessions to earn the good stuff that flies by once in a while.
A single Swift battling into the wind halfway out today was clearly on the move, but it is mid-July after all.
Otherwise nice to see a few Manxies...but were's my Stormie for the year?
Manx Shearwater 20
Common Scoter 36
Sandwich Tern 55
Common Tern 43
Arctic Tern 30
Little Tern 1
Scoters back for the winter now, number will start to increase.
Bring on the proper westerlies.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...