There is an unwritten, yet incontrovertible law that states I will never get near to a resting Peregrine off the Green Beach when out birding, however, when I am working, and so unequipped for digiscoping, the weasels will always permit close approach.
So it was yesterday, when I came across this tiercel, hunkered down miserably in the driving rain on a tussock....I trundled toward it in the Land Rover and it refused to budge.
I fumbled for the "point and press" camera, and just as I thought I was gonna get a pic, a Carrion Crow came steaming in to mob the falcon, sending it off out onto the sands at low tide.
Still I do like the "invisible wings" trick the resultant blurry pants image produced.
With the strengthening wind today things weren't much better, although I noticed quite a few Pinkies nice and close to Hesketh Road when I passed, and the Glauc was still putting in intermittent appearances at Weld Road apparently, when it wasn't being flushed by dogwalkers.
Big Cormorant roost off Ainsdale, but although a few Shag have popped up in it in recent days, I couldn't pick any out today.
Up to 18 Goldeneye at the top of the Marine Lake, and nicest of all, the flock of Twite were back just north of the Weld Road car park late afternoon, with 120 birds shuffling around looking for food...time for another bad "point and press" shot.
Trust me, they looked a whole lot nicer than this in the late afternoon sun, positively glowing they were.
Sadly an oiled Sanderling running about there too, a legacy of the recent oil spill, but it was far too lively to get hold of.
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Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...