Had an hour or so round the Sands Lake and Ainsdale seafront this evening - a bit cooler with the wind in the south west after showers and plenty of cloud.
Gorgeous male Wheatear on the grassy area just before the Visitor Centre - apparently it's been eluding all attempts at trapping by ringers, and the sneaky little weasel certainly gave me the run around before I got the quick shot above.
A quick look at the sea produced a fishing Sandwich Tern, but not a lot else.
Cuckoo-flower now out on the west side of the lake itself, three Willow Warblers singing, and single Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler in song too.
The cloud seemed to keep them down in cover though.
Reed Bunting, Robins, Wren, Long Tailed Tits, about 15 Swallows and a few Meadow Pipits over.
On the water a gang of Herring Gulls, still 20 odd Tufties and the usual Mute Swans, Coot, Little Grebe and Moorhens.
Another Whitethroat was singing on the other side of the Pontins roundabout.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...