With JB today we found the birds a bit of a struggle but it wouldn't be the same if you knew what you were going to see/not going to see would it. As always JB's records will mention many more birds than mine do here though today was a little more quiet than I would like to think the norm is.
At Conder Green at least 10 Black - tailed Godwit were in the creeks again but the day got off to a poor start with the Conder Pool Little - ringed Plovers keeping their heads down and out of sight. At Glasson Dock on the Lune Estuary an Arctic Tern salvaged the visit here from a zero with excellent views of the bird fishing. On Jeremy Lane the winning bird of the day was a female Whinchat and I'm grateful to John for letting me use his photograph of this bird. In fact the day for me was a roaring success if only for seeing this excellent bird, and a roaring success for John if only for photographing it. Up to 4 Sedge Warbler were also noted along the lane.
At Cockersands the net result of our efforts was 26 Eider off Plover Scar, c.100 'waders' were a mix of approx 60 Ringed Plover and 40 Dunlin with a solitary Turnstone accompanying them. The struggle to find the birds today ended at Fluke Hall Wood were we saw a Spotted Flycatcher with the other 11 (16 May and a superb record) nowhere to be seen.