Couldn't find the Med Gull on the beach at Ainsdale this evening, but despite my poor digi-binned shots from last night, it's certainly worth keeping an eye out for as gull numbers start to slowly increase again.
Terns however were impressive tonight, with 120 Sandwich and 35 Common Terns commuting from a small roost just off the Shore Road beach entrance.
Sadly just one juvenile amongst the Sarnies, which three different adults attempted to feed at once.
Few Gannets offshore and about 250 Dunlin feeding along the beach, with a single Turnstone.
Came across this Natterjack earlier in the day in the pouring rain - grumpy as ever, but good to see nonetheless.
Imagine if a naked Winston Churchill was rubbed in baby oil and then rolled in wet sand - hey presto! - Natterjack Toad.
I know, I really should go for a lie down.
Before I do though, thanks to John Clews for sending me this cracking shot of a Forester Moth from the NNR.
John's recent gen in the comments section has spurred me to connect with this species, what a beauty!
Might wait till the rain stops though.
And finally, apologies to everyone waiting for Rich Steel's Hungary shots, I will get 'em on this weekend, I promise.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...