Didn’t have time for the full Tobacco Dump hit today, and the tide barely passed 8 metres anyway, so I put in about 2 hours from the dunes at Ainsdale.
It was murky after the early downpours, with a brisk f5 westerly bustling in at 25-35mph with big boisterous gusts, and while Ainsdale is not the best place for a seawatch, there’ll always be more seabirds here than in the garden…
Ainsdale, 8.8.21, 1030-1230
Cloud, f5 westerly:
Manx Shearwater 29
Red Breasted Merg 1 female
Sandwich Tern 150+
Common Scoter 300+
Not enough south or north in the wind to let seabirds ride the “angle” of it and sweep in near to the coast, but a few Manxies were reasonably close.
Sarnies were fishing offshore and a few were trying to roost on the beach before dog walkers disturbed them.
Nothing like the numbers on the Alt earlier in the week though.
Good to keep your eye in.