Pleasant as the warm sun was today, Marshside didn't hold too many surprises.
The Golf Course had a few Goldcrest, a Greater Pecker and titmouse flocks, while a few thousand Pinkies were grazing and tootling about.
A single Avocet was on Polly's Pool.
The moonscape of the Sandplant Compound held Meadow Pipits, Blackbirds, Goldcrest, Robin and Blue Tits and a steady trickle of Mipits and Skylarks was going on overhead - visible migration in the sun!
Merlin and Little Egret on the Outer Marsh, and I believe there were still two Curlew Sands up at Crossens Outer.
There were more Migrant Hawkers and Common Darters about than you could shake a stick at, with plenty of Speckled Woods and a few Small Tortoiseshells.
Earlier Graham Clarkson had led a guided walk and shown visitors ringtail Hen Harrier and Marsh Harrier on the outer marsh, but I left him pulling faces at the van radio as another black derby day loomed for Everton.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...