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.

Ainsdale 1230-1330:

Sandwich Tern 14
Great Crested Grebe 8
Red Throated Diver 16
Red Breasted Merganser 5
Common Scoter 14
Cormorant 12
Harbour Porpoise 3
Grey Seal 2

Curlew, Grey Plover, Oycs, Mipits and Linnets as per usual over the dunes.