The Little Grebes on Sands Lake were dancing away with slimy weeds today, proving it's not just Great Crests that have elaborate pre-mating routines, while four Common Buzzards circled overhead before moving off to the north east.
Plenty of Willow Warblers and Whitethroats singing and one very weaselly, elusive Grasshopper Warbler still reeling away from deep cover north west of the lake at lunchtime.
Seemed to be good numbers of Orange Tips on the wing in the sunshine earlier on, with several feeding on cuckoo flower around the boardwalk on the western side.
Lots of Swallows darting thro' early on too with a few Swifts here and there, and while I didn't really have time to check the high tide, 36 Whimbrel rested for about 20 minutes on the tideline at Ainsdale, and another 14 came in from the east before heading off again.
Peak Dotterel week on Plex now, hope I get time to check it...
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...
Oops, forgot to mention I had 10 Eider heading south off Ainsdale at 11.30am - all males, 2 full adults, 8 sub adults.