Got a walk round the Sands Lake in before brekky this morning, as the day started shaping up into a scorcher - man, is it gonna be busy on the beach later!
Three Willow Warblers singing away on territory, with at least two Whitethroats doin' the same, and one carrying food.
Few Goldfinches dropped in, before heading back to garden feeder land.
A Common Sandpiper was on the muddy fringe at the southern end of the lake - they seem to like this spot early doors, and a male Blackcap was doing its best to be heard above the increasing roar of the Coast Road traffic.
Common Blue and Four Spotted Chaser on the wing by the slacks, and a Cuckoo zipped through there at about 9am - possibly the bird I heard yesterday.
A juv type Peregriine came in high from the east and circled over the beach before it drifted off into the blue.
Classic conditions for a fly-over as it warms up (Honey Buzzard over Seaforth yesterday), so if ever the phrase was appropriate, today is the day!
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...