Many thanks to Eileen MacDonald for her news of the two Cattle Egrets near Woodvale on the blog last night - I found the birds still feeding happily amongst cattle this morning near the caravan site, between Plex Moss Lane and Woodvale Road.
Although they can be distant, you can get good views from Plex Moss, although with the limited space for parking and crumbly, narrow tracks, you maybe better walking on from the housing estate on the Ainsdale side - it's not far and it'll keep the farmers sweet.
Do not go in the fields.
Both birds in full summer dress, and occasionally being very obliging little characters as they fed away in the pasture.
They seem contented enough, and according to farmers, don't budge when the tractors go by - they have been in the fields since yesterday afternoon at least.
I bumped into them at about 11am, after spending an hour or so on Dotterel vigil duties further out on the moss - still no sign.
Plenty of Whimbrel about though, with at least 36 feeding in the crops opposite the entrance to the Cheshire Lines cycle track, with smaller numbers of Curlew.
Wilow Warbler, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and Blackcap all singing away on the moss this morning, with nine Wheatears by Getterns Farm and a few more scattered about here and there.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies.,..