Went for a quick walk around the Sands Lake at Ainsdale, at 5pm - it was humid, but better than being indoors.
Tried to get a few shots of the three Little Grebes still yickkering away there, with not much success.
They are the most infuriating birds, never staying on the surface long enough for me to focus properly on them.
Little Weasels more like.
Down as soon as you got the 'scope and camera on 'em, I ended up more stressed than I was before I got to the lake for a calming post-work walk.
Unfortunately, one of the birds seemed to have something tangled around its bill - you can just make it out on the next pic.
Fishing line appeared to be hanging from a branch on the island, but I hope this was just vegetation wrapped around the bird's head.
About 14 Tufties dozing away on the green, still summer water, the Mute Swans have their well grown single cygnet, and Herring Gull, LBB and BHGs were loafing about waiting for scraps from bread-throwing families.
Up to five Willow Warblers calling in the sea buckthorn on the west side of the lake - could've been the same two birds moving about I suppose, but the youngsters should be moving in numbers now.
Single Whitethroat on the other side.
Only one Common Blue Damselfly, despite the warm conditions, shows what a lousy summer this is for our dragonflies.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...