Spent an hour or so on Plex Moss this afternoon, as the promising westerly continued to mock the lack of a decent tide for seawatching.
Not a great deal about - a few parties of Swallows moving south west, and four or five Common Buzzards riding the wind.
Mistle Thrushes, Reed Bunts and alba wags here and there, and a few big Woodpigeon shoals, spooked by both hunting Sprawk and Buzzards.
The autumn stubble and ploughed fields held Lapwings, Stock Dove, Mipits, Linnets, Curlew and BHGs, but these gatherings are always worth keeping an eye on at this time of year, in case something else drops in.
At least 2,000 Pinkies in the air away to the north, heading out onto the Ribble to roost for the night.
One Migrant Hawker in some sheltered rank vegetation.
Nothing for it, but for us all to collectively will the Sandhill Crane to continue its south westerly path (it left South Ron this morning) until it turns up at Marshside, now that'd be worth seeing.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...