The Corn Buntings were starting to "sing" in the afternoon sun on Plex Moss this afternoon - one group of five perched up on the wires, almost got animated, but didn't try that hard.
Skylarks were starting to do their thang, with three birds singing on Plex and a further two on the Withins, which had Stock Dove, Red Legged Partridge, Pied Wagtail and not a great deal else.
Buzzards in the air over Carr Moss and the Withins, bit not many geese about - I only saw a few skeins in the direction of Downholland Moss.
Far more exciting was the arrival of a garden tick at Dempsey Towers this morning (ok, it might not float your boat, but it's a big deal for me) in the form of a nice Tree Sparrow that came into the feeders all too briefly.
House Sparrows are a rare visitor (despite a colony about 200 yards down the road), coming perhaps three times a year, so the Tree Sparrow was a real MEGA!
Siskins, Goldcrest and all the usual about, but the Tree Sparrow takes my garden list to a heady 79 sp (I've just spent 15 minutes adding it up).
Wonder where it came from? The nearest I know of are out on Plex Moss, a few miles away as the Tree Sparrow flies.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...