I know you have a bit of a soft spot for the old storm bats so here is a few more Leach's photos from yesterday.
So read the e-mail from Mr Steel yesterday - and he's right of course, I just can't get enough of Leach's Petrel, or "Storm Bat" as my Wirral contemporaries seem happy to call the poor critters....I dunno, you sail millimetres over the waves, in the fiercest of tempests, avoid being scoffed by gulls and even walk on water, and they still call you a "Storm Bat"....there's no justice in the world.
Anyway here's the latest brilliant batch of Leach's shots from Rich (thanks again buddy).
No more I promise (until the next hurricane remnant blasts across the Atlantic - Karl or Igor, come on down....)
Appears to be just a handful passing on this side of the Mersey today, so that seems to be that for the time being "Storm Bat" wise.
Working today, so didn't get much chance for birding, although a few parties of Mipits and wagtails were on the move, and at about 7pm, at least 1,000 Pink Feet were moving around on the mudflats off Southport, mostly heading up toward the Ribble.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...