Dramatic skies, but Marshside seemed fairly quiet when I called in this afternoon, compared to recent visits.
Hardly surprising as I arrived so late in the day.
Fewer Pink Feet on the inner marshes anyway, and the channels off Sandgrounders weren’t that busy either – a few groups of Wigeon and Teal sheltering out of the wind, although Lapwings, Golden Plover and Dunlin were still trying to feed in the blustery conditions.

Down at Nels a high-flying Peregrine spooked just about everything, apart from the Tufties, Pochard and young male Scaup which continued dozing off the reeds just to the north of the hide.