Another busy day, with some incidental birding along the way - thousands of Pinkies around the Hightown Bends early morning and at dusk, Sprawk and Kestrel hunting the much underrated Rimrose Valley (240 acres of meadow, reed, scrapes and scrub, largely courtesy of Eugene McCann's dedication to potential - what sneaks through there unseen?), 3 Stonechats south of Hall Road, Crosby, and seven Swallows through along the dunes.
Managed a half hour scoping the Mersey mouth at lunchtime, with not much passing, until two skuas "sheared" north at 12.30pm - a bit distant, one light phase, the other dark, but they looked mighty like Poms to me.
Redwings calling in the night sky several times, and Little Egrets dropping onto the northern island on Southport's Marine Lake at dusk to roost...oh lordy, can this herald the return of the "Nocturnal Birders Club"?
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...