Came across this Common Buzzard feasting on the corpse of what appeared to be a Carrion Crow - or what was left it, out on Plex Moss this afternoon.
The bird wouldn't even shift when a tractor trundled by.
A few weeks ago I watched as two Carrion Crows chased a Buzzard off a Sparrowhawk catch here, so I suppose this is payback buzzard-stylee big time.
Elsewhere it was fairly quiet - Swallows passing through, but certainly fewer than yesterday.
Several Corn Buntings singing, as was a single Yellowhammer in the Haskayne Cutting, with Red Legged Partridge, Rook etc scattered about.
Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and Blackcap all singing in the scrub at the Woodvale end of Plex near the caravan site.
12 Wheatears in a loose feeding group on a ploughed field beside Getterns Farm.
Further out on Plex, at least 13 Whimbrel were in with a flock of about 100 Curlew on the southern side, showing not too badly - but not too well either.
And I imagine if someone had time, a trip down North Moss Lane behind Formby would probably reveal larger numbers of the humbug headed trillers - it has always been the best area for April concentrations of the species.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...