There's only so long a man can stare at ploughed fields on Plex Moss, hoping that the Dotterel trip of his dreams will come winging in, before he cracks and heads back to Marshside.
Don't get me wrong, there was nothing wrong with Plex - today there were numerous Wheatear, including one group of 16, 31 Whimbrel and the lone Cattle Egret still in the cattle fields by the caravan park, looking rather forlorn.
Some of the cows have been moved into the field right next to the track now, so you never know, he may come closer.
Yellowhammer, Willow Warbler and Whitethroat, with circling Buzzards and Sprawk out there too.
But I needed a break.
Marshside had at least 15 Wheatears around the Sandplant, with more in the vegetation of the outer marsh, with Mipits, Pied Wag and Linnets, and three singing Sedge Warbler around the Marshside Road junction, with one or two sitting up despite the breeze to chatter away.
A pair of House Sparrows between there and Sandgrounders Hide again too.
Reed Warbler still in the SSSI ditch.
A report of two Garganey on Marshside One was enough to make me wander down to Nels, but I didn't connect with the ducks - probably lurking under the bank somewhere.
From the hide 12 Golden Plover, Snipe, a handful of Dunlin and two Curlew Sandpipers feeding together - one seemed to be the bird heading into summer plumage from last week, the other was much cleaner underneath.
11 Swifts hawking high over Marshside One amongst the House Martins and Swallows, but they drifted slowly north.
At least the Blackwits are in stonking summer plumage now.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...