Glorious conditions on the coast today meant more butterflies seemed to be on the move than birds - Red Admiral n Small Tortoiseshell mainly with a few Whites thrown in, all fluttering south over the beach in a steady trickle (nothing like the Painted Lady avalanche of last year though).
A fine wader roost off Albert Rd, Formby, held the usual species, and slightly fewer terns than normal, but September is wearing on after all.
Wheatear, Mipits, two Grey Wags and hirundines moving thro', but all this nice sunny stuff and light winds mean the cracking tide cycle we have at present is frankly being wasted seawatch-wise...what I wouldn't give for a decent westerly or two.
Single Migrant Hawker over the beach today was little consolation.
Finally, thanks to Mike Bird, who sent me this record shot of the Red Kite he had over Marshside Two, blurry maybe, but unmistakable nonetheless.
Otherwise all seems kinda quiet - unless anyone knows differently.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...