Tried a quick seawatch at Ainsdale over the lunchtime high tide. Seemed like a good idea at the time.
Ainsdale, 2.9.16, 1230-1330, SWly 3, cloud:
Red Throated Diver 1
Common Scoter approx 2,000
Fulmar 1 (v. close in)
Common Tern 17
Sandwich Tern approx 180
…and the terns were all local commuters from the roosts further up the shoreline…