The plan was to head over the mosses to look for Fieldfare this afternoon - I'd seen about 20 in the hedge alongside the Formby by-pass, just before the Hightown turning, on the way home, and fancied a crack at them out on Plex.
That was the plan, but as soon as I got onto Plex Moss I came across a big feeding flock of Pink Feet in fields by the first layby coming from the Woodvale end.
There were about 1,000 birds, with more over on Carr Moss, but I'd never have had enough light to get over to check them.
A single Barnacle Goose was grazing with them, and in front of the flock, 74 Curlews probing away in the damp grass.
Surprisingly a Black Tailed Godwit was feeding away with them.
I don't keep a Plex Moss list (I'm not that sad yet), but if I did, I'm pretty sure that would be a Plex Moss tick for me!
Light faded fast, so I got no further onto the mosses, however while enjoying a crafty smoke out back at Dempsey Towers at 4.30pm, the perfect silhouettte of a Woodcock came batting over the hedge and headed off to the east.
Thanks by the way to Ron Jackson for sending me loads of details about the Twite ringing programme, courtesy of Dave Sowter, when I've got my head round it, I'll stick it on the blog - probably tomorrow, as judging by the lack of comments at present, there doesn't seem to be many folk out birding!
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...