With two Sarnie Terns fishing offshore from the tower this morning, and all that lovely blue sky and sun, I decided to give a seawatch a go over lunch at Ainsdale today.
Very gentle f3 SWly, but a bit misty as a 10 metre plus flat calm high tide slid in.
Nowt to steam me ‘scope up, but Red Throated Divers were obviously moving north – small hunchbacked parties passing by regularly about halfway out.
A few were well into summer plumage as they “periscoped” along.
Heads up! Watch where we’re going…
Three Harbour Porpoises showing well too about 100 metres off.
Sandwich Tern 14
Great Crested Grebe 8
Red Throated Diver 16
Red Breasted Merganser 5
Common Scoter 14
Harbour Porpoise 3
Grey Seal 2
Curlew, Grey Plover, Oycs, Mipits and Linnets as per usual over the dunes.