More Redwings dropping into the sycamores at Dempsey Towers this evening after the near constant "seeping" last night - then they were passing at about 40-50 every five minutes based on my highly scientific, and world-renowned, "Peroni" monitoring technique (Method: Drink lots of cold beer and occasionally stand on the back step for a crafty smoke, count the calls as you hear them).
Obviously there's some danger of repetition, but clearly big numbers went through last night, and the beer was splendid.
They were still passing over with smaller numbers of Fieldfares at first light this morning - although surprisingly none went over Crosby's waterfront until later in the day.
Last night, all were heading south, but this evening, the Redwings seemed to be going east as the light faded over Ainsdale.
Whatever, good to have them back.
Crosby was fairly quiet today - 2 Scaup with 38 Tufties on the Marine Lake, and two Great Crested Grebes, along with the regulation Mipits, Skylark and Stonechats.
Pink Feet commuting from the fields around Hightown Bends out onto the exposed sand of the Alt estuary at low tide several times during the day.
Derbyshire's bird drought on St Agnes (see comment on previous entry) sounds pretty grim, but there are worst places to be stiffed by October's treasures than the Turk's Head Paul...
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...