On a rainswept and wind battered Ainsdale Beach today, not much was on the move, apart from the kitesurfers, but at least a young GBB was disgracing itself with the remains of a Gannet corpse that came in on the morning tide.
Now I don't know about you, but I can think of better places to put my head than up a Gannet's backside on a Sunday - whether the seabird in question is brown bread or not.
Takes all sorts I suppose.
A few Mipits in the dunes as the rain continued, with a handful of Pied Wags and one or two Robins, but not much else.
Down at Weld Road there were about 50 Twite, which were broken up in several groups, including a party of 32 mixed in with Linnets.
One smaller gang was on the seawall, looking wet and bedraggled, and even less enigmatic than usual.
Couldn't see any colour rings on them - but conditions were not that great for ring finding or digi-binning.
500-600 roosting Cormorants between Ainsdale and Birkdale, with Barwits, Grey Plover, Sanderling and Oycs, and offshore not much apart from Common Scoter and four Pintail south.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...