Didn't get a chance to check the tide earlier this week, when it was a lot calmer, and much better for scotery, and a quick look off Formby today was pretty fruitless - too much chop to pick anything out.
And seriously nippy up the Khyber.
A few Common Scoter were visible, and more were doubtless hidden by the waves.
The regular Peregrine was giving the Grey Plover and Sanderling the heebyjeebies, and I could make out a Great Crest or two offshore, but without a scope it was pointless.
Common Gulls are increasing along the tideline now the temperature is heading Baltic, but the Albert Rd roost was white wingless (not even a Med) - fast food car parks in Preston seem to be a better bet for them at the mo.
1 BHG today moulting into summer plumage - it won't be winter forever.
Short Eared Owl in the dunes south of Ainsdale yesterday, with Water Rail, Bullfinch, Siskin and Woodcock in the Birkdale dunes.
Chris Tynan tells me there was a good close feeding flock of Pinkies in the roadside fields at Ince Blundell this week - they could be worth a butcher's at the weekend.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...