As Phil Smith points out on his comment (see previous blog entry) there were plenty of waders about between Birkdale and Ainsdale today, with good numbers of Ringed Plover, Dunlin and Sanderling feeding on the "main bathing beach" itself as the high tide pushed 'em closer to the human visitors.
A Peregrine ragged the waders twice during the afternoon, but I don't think it caught anything.
Far more effective and possibly more dashing was my second Hobby of the week - this one was feeding over the high tide debris at the south end of the beach at 1.30pm, snatching insects millimetres above the sand, before heading off north into the dunes.
Another juv I think.
Spiffing - at least I was able to watch it through bins today.
A single Wheatear and a steady trickle of Swallows south, with the usual Sarnie and Common Terns over the tide, but not a sniff of a Gannet or Manxie out over the waves.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...