Had a quick look round today as the ragin' hooley that's currently battering Dempsey Towers gathered pace....quiet as you might expect, with most birds taking cover and keeping a low profile.
Pinkies and Whoopers, with Ruff at Martin Mere, but I was too early in the day for the parvipes Canada that's tends to come into roost late afternoon.
Peregrine here, and over at Marshside another Peregrine, plus Little Egrets flying backwards as the gale picked up, Blackwits, Goldies and a few Ruff.
A GBB kept spooking the Wigeon in case it could pick out an easy meal, while under the Sandgrounders Hide a pair of Coot showed their complete lack of table manners (see above).
Been a pretty busy week really, wader counting etc down around the shoreline at Crosby.
Gotta be worth a check of the marine lake down there and at Southport tomorrow in case anything has been blown in (not forgetting Sands Lake).
Otherwise, the gull roost on Crosby beach has been interesting (regular Meds), with a few chances to play "Is you is, or is you ain't?" with various first winter birds.
Life was so much simpler before all these new races were invented, and as for the reappearance of Mr Stinky down in Oxfordshire, well, don't get me started...
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...