Squeezed a bit of birding in around various chores and meetings today, but that cool breeze still seemed to be slowing things down a bit.
Found it hard to concentrate to be honest - but this is what comes of giving up smokin'. Again. It can't be good for you.
Percy Sledge singing in the hedgerow by the Tesco car park at Formby, and 10 Whimbrel on Plex Moss - until they were spooked by a Peregrine that circled mean and lazy above.
Seemed to be more Whimbrels over Downholland, but too far off to be sure.
A Whitethroat was on roadside wires nearer Ainsdale, while the Haskayne Cutting was superb - if you like Chaffinch, Yellowhammer and Willow Warbler.
A good few Peacock butterflies out here though, with one or two Small Tortoiseshells.
Marshside was kinda quiet - no sign of the Wood Sandpiper Graham Clarkson saw early doors by the time I got down there - but there were a few groups of waders coming through - Dunlin and Ringed Plover, with three groups of Golden Plover.
Swallow, House Martin and Sand Martin all hawking above.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...