Nothing to sea right here. | John Dempsey Birdblog

When the wind comes from the north east it tends to have a flattening impact on the ocean off Ainsdale, which might be good for looking for smaller cetaceans, so I gave it a crack on the rising tide for 45 minutes at lunchtime.

With cloudy durations taking out the shimmer, circumstances have been good and I hoped for a repeat of final week’s three Bottle-Nosed Dolphins which breached and moved previous me simply offshore on Monday final (one of many adults pictured under).

No repeat of final week’s blubber, though the ribbon of Frequent Scoter was spectacular – dozing black blobs in a broad band from midway up the Inexperienced Seaside to the north all the way down to the bend of the coast above Fisherman’s Path (and possibly past) within the south.

I’d estimate 3,000+ birds on the market at this time.

Not a lot else although – one Crimson Throated Diver north, six Nice Crested Grebes and 12 Gannets between 1230 and 1315.

Solely small numbers of Sandwich Terns fishing offshore too – I believe the bulk are nonetheless north of the Alt and roosting off Albert Highway in Formby.

A couple of Wheatears via within the final week, with pulses of southward certain hirundines and rising numbers of finches and alba wags across the workplace.

Had my final Swift domestically over Formby final Friday (26.8.22).

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