Mrs D had a shredder when I got home, so Dempsey Towers wasn't a safe place to be.
Marshside it was then for an hour or so in the late afternoon - lovely bright sun, but a cool south westerly wind.
Reed Warbler singing in the SSSI, a pair of Ruddy Ducks at the bottom of Marshside One, and the male Garganey viewable from the Hesketh Road platform as it dozed south of Nels.
Mind you, with an eyestripe like that, it's probably visible from outer space.
Speaking of outer space, if one of those shady folks with rosettes confronts you this evening, make sure they can offer the following:
* Compulsory wader i.d. lessons for all schoolchildren
* Free wigeon for pensioners
* Marsh grass for all gardens
If they can't live up to these promises, vote for the other ones.
Ahem, now I've got that out of my system, 34 Swifts feeding over Marshside One, and loads of Meadow Pipits displaying.
Reed Buntings singing away too.
Sedgies a bit muted this afternoon, maybe the wind kept them down.
6 Wheatears in front of Sandgrounders Hide and another female around the peninsula.
Blackwits in fine condition now.
Swallows and House Martins going through still.
A female House Sparrow on the corner of Marshside Road by the Junction Pool - not a bird you see everyday on the marsh.
Large flocks of Woodpigeons feeding at the back of Marshside Two and Crossens Marsh.
And that's about it.
Remember: Vote Marshside.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...