Kinda gave up birding this afternoon and just watched the Swifts ripping it up over Marshside Two - good numbers (about 150 birds) slicing the blue skies to pieces.
Attempted a few "point and press" fly-by pix, but all I ended up with was two blurry images, and a camera card fulla shots of blue sky, boy are they fast!
Hirundines feeding too, but there was the feeling that the site was slowly sliding out of passage time, and into summer - that's not to say the biggy can't come through yet, some of the best birds turn up at the end of May and beginning of June.
This incubating Oystercatcher was wise to keep a weather eye open, given the ever present Jackdaws, hanging out like a group of delinquents in the scrub north of Sandgrounders.
Cracking Common Blue butterfly on the bank nearby - shame about the grass shadows.
Spent the morning out on Plex with the usual results, Dotterel-wise.
Only one Whimbrel but about 30 Wheatears around the circuit.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...