Sorry about the cheesy heading for this blog entry - I fully appreciate it may spark a whole new outbreak of Bazzo warbling, but it's a risk I have to take - and anyway, Jackdaws have got blue eyes, and it's my birthday.
Watched a family group of Jackdaws feeding beneath the platform on Hesketh Road at Marshside this afternoon, flipping dried cowpats and probing a discarded yoghurt tub (the Jackdaws, not me).
Unfortunately it was that quiet, but Jackdaws are engaging in their own malevolent way.
A Common Sand on the pools along with a small roost of Blackwits, the usual BHGs and Moorhens.
Further up the road, it wasn't much busier in front of the Sandgrounders Hide - Polly's Pool had a small gull roost (BHGs, Commons, LBBs), at least two Dunlin, Curlew, a Common Sandpiper and a loose group of Lapwings.
Two young Little Egrets flew in for a bit of pre-roost argy-bargy at about 5pm.
Dontcha just love pix of white birds digi-scoped in bright sunlight?
Quickly they settled down for a spot of half-hearted wading about and preening.
Met John Aitchison, who told me he'd had seven Little Egrets on Polly's Creek last night - so numbers are obviously building back up again.
Meanwhile the Sandplant compound and walls were quiet, bar a few Mipits, Goldfinches and Gringoes and there was no sign of the Ibis while I was there anyway.
Ruddy Duck and Tufties on the Sandplant Pool, and the biggest herd of feral geese in the world grazing Marshside Two.
Single Pink Foot with three Greylags by the Junction Pool.
Peacock butterfly and two Small Tortoiseshells along the bank, while at Dempsey Towers, Holly Blues and Cabbage Whites on the wing, with the odd Comma.
Right gotta go and get ready for a bit of bad birthday behaviour.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies....