Given that my most notable "find" this autumn is shaping up to be an anaemic grasshopper (see "Oak Bushcricket" entry), it was probably as well that I was confined to toiling indoors at our Ainsdale workshop this weekend, shaping wood for a fence.
It did however make guaging vis mig a bit tricky.
One Siskin and 13 Redwing over, parties of Mipits and Skylarks, but sneaking peeks at the Pied Wags that hang around the yard was the closest I got to birding...
A stroll round the Sands Lake at lunchtime revealed 97 Tufties and a female Teal at the top end, with a party of titmice on the move, Common Darter and Migrant Hawker.
After work I had a quick look at Weld Road, but obviously the hot weather had brought loads of people onto the site, and it was quiet bar the usual gulls, Little Egret and Linnets.
Hardly comparable to the rarity/scarcity tsunami that hit the east this weekend, where apparently it is impossible to drive down the coast without running over Yellow Browed Warblers, Bluetails and the like.
Cracking bit of Indian Summer though.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...