After spending about 40 minutes looking along the groyne from Fort Perch where the bird was seen Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon I walked up to join the other dozen or so hardy souls waiting further along by the pontoon. Chatting away to John Tubb I glanced through my binoculars back towards the groyne I picked out the Laughing Gull. Borrowing John's scope to make sure. Bingo! It was still here.
The gull was disappearing in and out of the groyne but at least it was here. My first call was to Chris who I'd promised to let know if it showed up. I also rang Liam Langley who was on his way from Oxford.
With the tide flooding the bird was moving further up the beach but then seemingly vanished into the groyne again. Walking back towards the Fort I was hoping to pick it up if it flew out the Merseyside of the groyne so we'd know where it was. No sign so I walked back to the Wirral side of the fort. It appeared again and for the next 30 minutes performed well as it paraded up and down the beach.
Chris and Liam both arrived and as Chris & I were chatting the bird suddenly flew over our heads towards the Mersey. Everyone in our group headed that way but as I stood chatting to Chris it appeared back on the pontoon providing the photo opportunities I wanted.