Despite the mist and haze first thing, it was just too blue, blue, blue again today for many birds to move through Marshside (please God let the front come through tonight) - but that didn't stop Bazzo, Neill, Tropical and myself from having an early morning dabble.
Seems like each day another Spring species comes through, but only one - what I wouldn't give for a nice spring fall of migrants.
A Common Sandpiper, initially on the golf course, then feeding beneath the Hesketh Road platform was today's new arrival, while the Reed Warbler was still singing in the SSSI ditch.
Siskin, Redpoll, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap on the golf course, but nothing to suggest large numbers of birds were on the move.
Only thing in Wheatear Corner was the guy who appears to be sleeping rough (more Stig of the Dump than Ray Mears, but he seems happy enough).
The Avocets were behaving as Avocets do all over the place, and the Barn Owl has obviously got body clock issues, as it was hunting around the Sandplant Lagoon till 10am, before moving off north up the bank.
One or two Sand Martin, Swallow and House Martin, but nothing to suggest major passage.
Merlin on the outer marsh, with Mipits and Skylarks, but no Wheatears to be seen.
Two LBBs took advantage of an unguarded Canada Goose nest for a nice egg breakfast north of Sandgrounders.
Back at Dempsey Towers, Common Carder Bee, Holly Blue and Peacock on the wing, with a few more Swallows through, singing Blackcap and circling Common Buzzard.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...