Firstly thanks to everyone for all those kind messages of support, I'm still having a bit of a 'mare with the blog uploading software - it must have heard me bitchin'.
Secondly re the Green Woodpecker/Parakeet celebrity death match in Lytham Crem, I'm afraid I don't know anymore about it Phil, but I'll try to find out, likewise Ron, I've still to hear a satisfactory explanation for shellfish wrecks of the size we've had in the last week or so - algal blooms, weather conditions, water temperature and tidal action have all been cited to me as a reason - maybe they just like the beach?
Speaking of the coast, I wasn't in work today, but I know visibility was good John E, and Bazzo did very well with a "walking seawatch" (results shortly), unfortunately the forecast I have seen for tomorrow is for mistier, greyer weather - may still be worth a scan though.
Right if there's no more questions, I spent this morning watching the feeders at Dempsey Towers, as I don't get much of chance even with the slowly lengthening days now.
Still 5 Bramblings coming in, and they even managed to drive Gringoes off the feeders, so well done them.
Greater 'Pecker, singing Dunnock, Robin and Wren , and a bit of a Blackbird influx.
Once the birds had been fed, Mrs D agreed to take me for a pub lunch (hussar!), and although I saw nothing on the way over the mosses (and a helluva lot less on the way back), I did bump into Pete Antrobus for the first time in years.
"The 'Pod" (don't ask) was on survey work duties, but reckoned he'd had a Great White Egret in flight over Ince Blundell earlier in the day - gotta be worth keeping an eye out for.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...