The Swift passage of the last few days continues along the coast, with about 30+ passing over the dunes at Ainsdale per hour today - they must be piling out of northern Europe in some numbers at present.
They'll mostly be a memory in a few days.
Plenty of Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Sanderling etc on the beach, with a few small roosts of Sarnie Terns, a single Little Gull and even a Little Egret early doors, before too many folk hit the sand.
Offshore Gannets were fishing in the morning, and an Arctic Skua went north - just enough to maintain my interest until the good tides this week.
After work a few Common Darters on the wing in the dunes, with Emperors and Emerald Damsels (or lestes to the grown-ups).
If Yellow Winged Darters can make it to Norfolk today, there's hope for us all over the coming weeks.
Good numbers of Common Blues, with a few Grayling, Red Admiral etc, but where are all the Speckled Woods this year?
Mipits moving south in small numbers too, almost autumnal before the sun came out.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...