I went originally in the hope to spot the odd wader, but even though the sun was out it was just too cold in the wind.
Next to Ainsdale beach is a small lake which gets really busy with ducks, geese and your usual gulls.
Having looked around I decided to concentrate on the Tufted ducks, which in my opinion are stunning to look at and as they generally come in close, they are great to photograph too.
Heres the shots I got, you can click an image and go through the lightbox to see them all large.
The first set of images are males.