Back down at Crosby Marine Park and up to Hightown for the next few weeks - which is no bad place for a birder to be in October.
Lovely adult winter Med Gull in a small roost north of the lake today - regular birds here of course, but still nice to watch, even when they doze off in the warm October sun.
Plenty of Skylarks, Mipits and small parties of Chaffinch, Linnet and Goldfinch going through during the day, and Stonechats perching up as usual in the coastal scrub.
Met Pete Kinsella, who'd been watching a fine male Black Redstart beyond the birding Berlin wall that is the Seaforth fence (no sign of the Little Bunting in there today while I was around at least, but I may start digging a tunnel soon just to be on the safe side), and an adult Ring Billed Gull (presumably the regularly returning winter bird) at the southern end of the Marine Lake, before it flew off.
3 Great Crests on there and usual Tufties etc.
Thought I heard a Redwing in the nippy night over HIllside a few minutes ago - but Mrs D and I have just returned from a splendid soiree with Duncan Rothwell et al, so it may not be that reliable a record - muchas gracias amigos.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...