One of the benefits of getting up at 5am at this time of the year is the dawn chorus _ it was mindblowing this morning _ hordes of Song Thrush, Blackbird, Blackcap, Dunnock etc
Made up for a slightly disappointing trip to the marsh yesterday _ good birds are about (drake Garganey at the bottom of Marshside One, with Little Ringed Plover, and young Lapwing and Avocet wobbling about in the creeks), but it was kinda quiet _ it maybe better today, with such a misty start, migrating birds should be grounded.
White Wag, Common Sandpiper and four Wheatear around the Sandplant Pool, and a pair of Ruddy Ducks looking very sneaky nearby.
Three Sedge Warblers were singing around the corner of Marshside Road and the Coast Road and the Whitethroats are all back on summer territories and displaying like crazy.
Shame the Black Kite over Lytham yesterday didn't call in at the marsh, although perhaps this was a good thing as I'd left by the time the bird was seen over the Fylde.
About 150 Dunlins in the mud of Marshside One now, always worth checking for a rarer wader over the next week or two.
Perhaps there was more happening later in the day?
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies....