My turn to do the weekly shop today, so once mission was accomplished I took it for a quick tour of the mosses - Withins, then Plex.
Wind was pretty stiff from the north west, so not much about, and disappointingly no Wheatears on any of the ploughed fields.
One Buzzard was getting lorryloads of grief from the local Lapwings on the Withins as it steamed into the breeze, while a second bird was soaring over the woods on Plex.
Few small groups of Meadow Pipits and Linnets feeding near the Cheshire Lines, and plenty of Red Legged Partidges, Skylarks, Reed Buntings etc
12 Fieldfares still on Station Lane, where I managed to get one in the 'scope at the same time as a Comma Butterfly, which was nice.
Another Comma at Dempsey Towers.
Thought about heading down to the marsh, but didn't really fancy playing "Pec, not Pec".
As Trops memorably uttered during one of his more philosophical moments in the Legless Arms last night, "People have to learn to take the Ruff with the smooth."
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...