Resisting the lure of the two Curlew Sands at Marshside (from Nels hide today apparently) I struck out over the mosses late afternoon, covering Plex Moss and North Moss Lane.
Everything started well, despite the grey overcast conditions, with two Yellow Wags and three Reed Buntings in the fallow field west of Getterns Farm.
The Yellow Wags were calling frequently, and joined by a local Pied Wag and Corn Bunting at one point.
Willow Warbler, Whitethroat and two Yellowhammers in Haskayne Cutting and two Buzzards flapping about, but then things went downhill fast.
I had clearly forgotten the famous old farmer's saying: "When the comfrey and nettles be *rse high; it be time to go seawatching".
North Moss Lane had singing Willow Warbler, but the Whitethroats were getting quieter and the whole place had a summery feel to it...please God bring me a westerly and a tide soon.
Lots of Blackbirds and three Song Thrushes still singing, but to make up for my abject failure today, here's a few pics from Graham Moreton.
Marshside regulars will know Graham - he spends more time round Sandgrounders hide than the Avocets do.
His shots were taken at Marshside and Martin Mere I think...thanks for sharing Graham...and keep on digiscoping!
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...