Went for a wander at Marshside this afternoon, more to establish how bad the mysterious 'scope damage I have incurred is (see previous entry).
I was anticipating some type of trippy kaleidoscope effect, but it wasn't to be - the 'scope worked fine (although the tinkling of broken glass from inside the case as I walked along was admittedly a tad unprofessional).
The marsh was fairly quiet - a few hundred Pink Feet and well over 1,000 Golden Plovers on the inland side, with much floppy floppy pre-roost Little Egret action - there were at least 8 visible at any one time, and probably more down the creeks.
Plenty of Lapwing, Curlew, bickering Blackwit and a few Snipe.
Two Stonechats on the seaward side of the road north of the Sandplant, with Merlin and Peregrine out there too, but no sign of any Short Eared Owls or Hen Harriers, which I was hoping for given the glorious sunny conditions.
Still on their Christmas jollies like everybody else I expect.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...