Nipped down to Marshside in the late afternoon, but it was very quiet - Shoveler with young still, Ruddy Duck and Tufties on the Sandplant pool, where hirundines and Swifts were feeding.
Sedgie carrying food on the other side of the road.
Down at Nels there are feathers everywhere - mainly the result of moulting Shelducks.
Nothing really stirred, apart from the Lapwings and Avocets anytime a Carrion Crow or gull came too close.
Two Wigeon (male and female) to the north of Nels and at least 12 Teal in various stages of eclipse.
A single Dunlin in with the Redshanks and Blackwits.
Not the most exciting of times on the marsh - but the return wader passage is starting and there's always a chance of seawatching next week.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...