Went for a quick lunchtime walk round the Sands Lake at Ainsdale with Ralph Jones today in the glorious sunshine.
A briefly singing Chiffchaff there early morning suggested it might be worth it, so off we went.
Mipits and Skylarks, Greenfinch, alba and Grey Wags and Goldfinch all moving overhead during the morning, but a nice calling Tree Pipit going south at the Sands Lake during our stroll was the pick of the bunch.
A Greater 'Pecker bounced into the scrub to the north of the Sands Pub - migrant or resident?
Plenty of Common Darters, some very worn now, basking on the boardwalk and two Migrant Hawkers (like the one above) patrolling the bushes to the west of the lake.
Otherwise Tufties, Mallards, Little Grebe etc on the water, singing Robins, squawking Magpies and one or two Speckled Woods.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...