Frankly I was all over the place today - a bit of time in the dunes and around Sands Lake in the morning, and on Plex Moss in the afternoon attending godson Spud's sixth birthday party (boomerangs, Pixar movie overload, cake, barbecue and beer).
Two Jays and a Greater 'Pecker were a good start to the day at Dempsey Towers, where a Goshawk flew over yesterday evening, heading west, presumably an escape.
Sands Lake was predictably quiet this morning, apart from the growing numbers of young Black headed Gulls preening on the water.
Plenty of Gatekeeper butterflies immediately to the north of the lake, with one Grayling there and hordes of Six Spot Burnet Moths.
Juvenile Willow Warblers were calling from the scrub - up to eight here and more out on Plex Moss, so they're finally on the move, and a trickle of Swallows were heading south.
Usual gulls and terns, although fewer of the latter as the tide edged in on Ainsdale beach.
Yellowhammer still singing on Plex, with Stock Dove, Common Buzzard and Red Admiral.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...