Today was entirely different proposition though, with a cold and quite strong south westerly blowing across Marshside, and not much moving at all.
A scattering of Meadow Pipits, over 20 Ruff and lots of Avocets about, plenty of Little Egrets standing into the wind, and Lapwings extremely frisky, but not much else.
The egrets are getting quite "plumy" now - where will they breed I wonder?
A wander up to Crossens with Bazzo produced a small gull roost, a single Pink Foot and two Grey Partridges, but no sign of the ringtail Hen Harrier he'd had over the marsh earlier.
Two Common Buzzards heading high north east over Dempsey Towers this morning was interesting.
Met up with Trops and Neill, who looked equally uncomfortable in the thin wind.
We were ensconsed in the Plough by 2pm.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...