A quick SW Lancs run around this morning was a little unproductive, but birding was very difficult in the sometimes gale-force westerly wind, often with the odd squally shower thrown in for good measure.
About 40 Twite were on the beach at Southport opposite the Marine Lake but I failed to find the 2nd winter Glaucous Gull on the beach at Ainsdale so I headed inland to the mosses. An initial circuit of the southern part of Plex and adjacent Downholland was disappointing. Hardly any grounded geese (although there was a fair bit of disturbance today) until I arrived at the western end of Downholland where 280 Pink-feet included neck-banded birds IZU (which I've seen before, more than once) and IJF. I eventually found around 3-4000 Pinks on the deck on the northern half of Plex but the poor light, distance and strong wind defeated me, even in the car!
Not a total waste of time though (with the neck-bands already submitted to the WWT) and I'll be back for more soon.