No, not the Grey Heron above, that was the only half decent shot I could get on quite a dull but warm afternoon on Plex and Carr Moss today.
There were however, at least three pairs of Swallows around usual nesting sites, plus two singletons through, a House Martin over the Cheshire Lines, where Yellowhammer and Corn Bunting were singing, and more Woodpigeons than you could make a very big pie with on the tilled soil.
Also Stock Dove, Lapwing, Red Legged Partridge etc.
On Carr Moss, more Swallows, a singing Corn Bunting (blurry shot below),
and two singing Willow Warblers, one at the Ainsdale end of the moss, the other halfway out in the isolated copse.
Before I forget, can I just warn anyone thinking of changing broadband providers to make sure you've got a big bottle of Prozac handy to deal with the complete uselessness of some providers.
The one I'm with, oh, let's call them BT for the sake of argument, are driving me round the twist - failing to repair a fault which means I'm getting a connection for no more than three nanoseconds a day, while they happily take my cash each month for 24 hour connection.
This has been going on for a month.
If anyone reading this works for BT, I double, no, triple dare you to send me a contact number and name of a human being who will listen to my complaint and fix this sodding connection, rather than dicking around with more taped message phonelines than a dicey TV quiz show.
If I displayed such a complete contempt for the customer in my trade I'd be out of work faster than a rat up a drainpipe.
Right that's that off my chest, what else can I say? oh yeah, eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies....