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Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Filming on Ainsdale Beach


A film crew and cast were in action today on the beach at Ainsdale.

Although not confirmed yet, it is believed that this activity may be linked to the new 'Enola Homes' Netflix series; or to 'The Irregulars'. 

Images were taken from several hundred yards away with super zoom.

Above - a long range clip of the action - is the tall man in the long black coat (on the right) Henry Cavill or...? 

The weather stayed warm and dry for the film crew... 



Saturday, 12 September 2020

Southport Police on alert for protest trouble today


Left wing protesters gathered at midday in a small group outside Southport Town Hall after hearing of right wing plans to stage a demo, allegedly concerning immigrants. 

The situation was reported on a Facebook page called 'Merseyside Anti-Fascist Network'


Police had gathered outside the Town Hall and at the Scarisbrick Hotel on Lord Street 

The left wing demonstrators and the police watching them had largely departed from the Town Hall site within the hour. 


Friday, 11 September 2020

How safe is our air space?


This blog is just a refresher on the MoD and why it decided to close the UFO monitoring facility 

2009 report 

Shock in the UFO community as the MoD’s UFO investigation service shuts down 

Reports filtered into the press on December 4th 2009 explaining that the Ministry of Defence has stopped investigating reported sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in the UK.

A telephone number and email address which allowed the public to report sightings for examination was closed on 1 December after the MoD decided the service was an "inappropriate use of defence resources."

The closure of this facility was revealed in a Freedom of Information request released via the MoD website.

The report explained that the MoD had dealt with more than 12,000 reports since it launched the reporting service in 1950; including 135 last year. The service had cost approximately £50,000 a year to operate and was based at RAF Command in High Wycombe.

In an announcement the MoD said: "The MoD has no opinion on the existence or otherwise of extra-terrestrial life."

"However, in over fifty years, no UFO report has revealed any evidence of a potential threat to the United Kingdom.

"The MoD has no specific capability for identifying the nature of such sightings.

"There is no defence benefit in such investigation and it would be an inappropriate use of defence resources. Furthermore, responding to reported UFO sightings diverts MoD resources from tasks that are relevant to defence.

"Accordingly, and in order to make best use of defence resources, we have decided that from the 1 December 2009 the dedicated UFO hotline answerphone service and e-mail address will be withdrawn. MoD will no longer respond to reported UFO sightings or investigate them.”

They however added that the ongoing programme to release departmental files on UFO matters to the National Archive will carry on. Of course that will also eventually dry up because the MoD are not, we presume, logging any more data of this issue. 

I was not very surprised when I heard this astonishing news as my own experience with the MoD has been one of them showing indifference. They were quite content to largely ignore my requests to investigate UFOs pictured flying close to RAF warplanes so what more can I say?

This agency is in existence to protect our sovereign air space and this latest disclosure appears to leave the back door wide open for any form of unknown attack on the UK. The MoD’s position therefore seems to be that if an object is unidentified then we are not interested. The MoD says:

"There is no defence benefit in such investigation and it would be an inappropriate use of defence resources.”

This is absolute baloney! 

Can anyone believe such authoritarian apathy is these times of terrorist incursion? Today, we are hearing of more unexplained sighting of mystery objects in our skies than ever before yet the MoD are washing their hands of the issue. This action, or perhaps I should say inaction is simply too bizarre for words! 

Since that time back in 2009 we still have unknown flying objects (UFOs) moving through our air space. 

So far so good yet one day we may pay the price for the MoD ‘s apathetic decision to dismiss this situation.

Thursday, 10 September 2020

The Squirrels of Ainsdale - why we need more trees


Both grey and red squirrels are to be seen in Ainsdale gardens. 

This blog is just a brief report of recent sighting of both species in Sandbrook Road

Above: This lovely red was spotted this morning (10/9/2020) hunting for food in hazel and birch trees. 

The Red Squirrel is a protected species in the UK and is included in Schedules 5 and 6 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 (WCA) (amended by the Countryside & Rights of Way Act 2000). It is an offence to intentionally kill or injure a red squirrel or intentionally or recklessly damage or destroy any structure or place a red squirrel uses for shelter or protection, or disturb a red squirrel while it occupies such a place. Consequently, you must be very careful about when and where you fell any trees. 

We need far more trees planting today - not less. 

Above: this was a grey seen in a tall poplar tree last month. 

And not just squirrels moving closer to human habitat...

Some folks are saying that wildlife has edged nearer to human habitation due to the Covid lockdown. This may be true and another example is this sighting above of a roebuck (ID confirmed by British Deer Society), pictured at extremely long range in a farm field close to Ainsdale's Segars Lane. 

Monday, 7 September 2020

Chinook helicopters training at RAF Woodvale today - UPDATED!

Chinook helicopters from RAF Benson are currently operating at RAF Woodvale.

Essential training for crews has been scheduled from 6-11 September 2020 during exercise Kukri Dawn. This exercise is part of the operational flying phase of the Chinook training course run by 28 squadron based at RAF Benson; the operational conversion unit for the Puma and Chinook forces. 

Above: a dull day with some light rain for the helicopters 

The helicopters will primarily be operating in rural training areas but may be witnessed using sanctioned helicopter landing sites in other areas within the region. They will be flying during RAF Woodvale’s normal operating hours of 0830 to 1800 hrs, with no night flying expected.

Above: A wave from a friendly Chinook crewman... 

The course qualifies pilots and crewmen to fly the Chinook on operations in the UK and overseas. 

Addendum- 8th August 2020 - more action 

Slightly brighter day with a few more long range photos and a video of the training action...


Sunday, 30 August 2020

‘THANK U NHS’ Spitfire over Southport Hospital today

The iconic WW2 aircraft was seen today flying briefly over Southport & Formby General Hospital

Above: a long range shot of the Spitfire in action today.

The Spitfire was covered with the names of 80,000 NHS staff, family members, neighbours and friends chosen by the public to identify the sacrifices and acts of kindness over previous months.

The aircraft took off earlier from Duxford Airfield near Cambridge before flying over several hospitals.

See this link for donations 



Sunday, 23 August 2020

Ainsdale beach - as the tide ebbs away

The wild and wonderful coastline of the Irish Sea provides a wealthy feeding ground for many wading birds.

No matter what the weather brings, it's always great to wander along the wild Ainsdale tidal line...

Dunlin, sanderling and numerous other waders can be seen at Ainsdale ...

Stormy skies over the Irish Sea at Ainsdale can be as dramatic as any colourful sunset...

Choppy seas also attract extreme sports enthusiasts... 

The dunes are constantly moving along the Sefton coastline...