Anxious to make the most of a bright afternoon, before the next installment of autumn filth comes raging in from the west, I headed out onto Plex and Downholland Mosses this afternoon.
Two Fieldfare on Plex, with 8 Mistle Thrushes, a few Corn Buntings, Mipits and Skylarks.
A Red Admiral was fluttering weakly over a ploughed field by Haskayne Cutting.
Several Kestrels about and while I was watching 'em the mother of all geese flocks appeared on the horizon to the north, moving out towards the Ribble estuary - it looked like every Pinkie in the universe was up there, and meant I was in the wrong place.
I did manage to catch up with about 2,000 Pink Feet strung out across the fields between Downholland and Altcar Moss, happily grazing the stubble or rummaging around on the black ploughed earth.
A single Barnacle Goose was the best I could pick out amongst them, but in the "evocative stakes" the sight and sound of Pinkies grazing in the late and low afternoon sun is hard to beat.
Corvid over Old Hall Street in Liverpool earlier today - looked suspiciously like a Rook, and there's been Coal Tit in the trees along there this week.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...