I don't know why I am complaining about the wind direction as it always useless sea watching in a northwesterly off Rossall Point. I think it is more the fact that if I am not at work I have to go birding. Anyway, as you have gathered I went to Rossall Point this morning and it was fairly quiet. There was some movement on the sea and I had 37 Gannets, 17 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars and 5 Kittiwakes. Mind you I had some stonking views of Gannets flying into and out of the bay really close in; superb!
On the way home I dropped in to Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park to have a look at the pools. There were a few big Gulls from the tip bathing and preening but they were only Herring and Lesser Black-backs. In addition to the Gulls there was little of note and the 'little of note' included 4 Little Grebes, 32 Coots and 24 Mallards.
I'll have to see what tomorrow brings!
Nightjar survival against the odds - with the run of days of terrible weather since this Nightjar nest started it is heartening to see that the one chick has just about fledged -- hope it now ...
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