The wind never really materialised this morning. I was at Rossall for first light and it was SW 3-4 and within an hour it dropped slightly and went southerly. In fact when it dropped and turned southerly there was a flurry of vis with a few Mipits, Swallows and Grey Wags whizzing through.
When I arrived at Rossall the tide was quite a long way out and 650 Oystercatchers fed on the shore. It was fairly quiet on the sea and all I had were 10 Common Scoters, 8 Cormorants, 5 Sandwich Terns, 4 Eiders, 5 Shelducks and a Gannet.
In the Elders behind the Coastguard's Tower was a Dunnock and a Chiffchaff. As it was quiet on the sea and because of the Chiffie I packed up early and called in the cemetery on my way home. I had 3 Chiffies and not a lot else.
I'll be keeping my on the forecast all day to see if that Atlantic weather comes in.