Clear blue skies and bright sun are not the best recipe for visble migration cake at Marshside, and so it was this morning.
Most birds passing through would have been going over a zillion miles above, although the strong north easterly did force groups of Swifts down low - they were pouring through alongside smaller numbers of Swallows and House Martins.
The wind didn't stop the Whitethroats and Sedge Warbler from going crazy, chattering away around Marshside Road, and the male Garganey was still on the Junction Pool.
Marshside One had at least 80 Dunlins, with groups zipping in and out, and a few Ringed Plovers amongst the usual species.
Little Egrets made heavy weather of trying to fly into the wind.
Around the Sandplant at least six Wheatears, with a few alba wags, and a single feeding Whinchat.
Linnets twittering about too.
Despite this, it felt kinda quiet - presumably others are finding it the same, judging by the relative lack of comments on the blog recently.
A large group of male Shelducks were giving a female a hard time out on Marshside Two, but aside from that it was Avocets, Lapwings and Blackwits all the way.
Please let it rain soon.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...