Thanks to everyone who has been sending me pix over the last week - starting off with Chris Bridge, who got this stonking shot of a Jack Snipe at Myerscough Quarry before Christmas.
What I wouldn't give to get a crack at one like that on Taggs Island!
Chris also sent me this selection of shots of the Ainsdale Snow Buntings (still there, still popular), and the Greenland Whitefronts out on Downholland Moss.
Nice one Chris!
Next it's the turn of Graham Moreton, with his selection of shots of hunting Barn Owl and Brambling....
Keith Russell sent me these pix of the Marshside Green Winged Teal, saying: "I've been a keen viewer of your blog and as a new birder it has been invaluable in helping me get to grips with the Southport area.
"After you left Sandgrounders Hide on Monday, the teal did as you mentioned, it swam round the front just in front of the hide."
And lastly, even my brother is getting in on the act, as Michael Dempsey, who usually has difficulty finding his *rse with a flashlight, managed to get some shots of a Black Swan on the Thames this week.
Okay it's not really a wild bird, but he is technically a southerner, so we must make allowances.
Thanks again one and all.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...