Early doors visit to Marshside this morning was encouraging, with a steady, but light passage of birds north.
Good numbers of Golden Plovers coming in at about 8.30am from the south east, with some beauties stopping off in a large flock on Marshside One (see extremely shabby, distant record shot above).
On the footpath between Hesketh Road and Marshside Road, two Redpolls and a few Siskins overhead amongst frequent groups of Meadow Pipits, with a single Grey Wagtail to go along with albas calling on the way north.
Singing Chiffchaff and a few Goldcrests here too and a singing Willow Warbler on the Municipal Golf Course.
At least 8 Sand Martins through during the course of the morning, with a single Swallow over Crossens Inner Marsh, and a Wheatear around the Sandplant.
Nice pair of displaying Sparrowhawks over Hesketh Golf Course, and three Greater 'Peckers bounding around there - probably resident, but you never know.
A Peregrine spooked all the Goldies as it circled omniously over Marshside One, which held up to 10 Little Egrets, diminishing groups of wildfowl, Avocets, Ruff, Dunlin etc.
If the weather stays so benign, more should be coming through tomorrow.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...