Spent a good few hours trundling around Plex this afternoon in the hope that the wind and rain might ground a few you-know-whats.
Wasn't to be, but the Hooded Crow was happy enough, feeding with the large corvid flock, behind Getterns Farm, and later on the southern side of the moss.
As is always the way with crafty corvids, no chance of getting close to it, but nice to see Chris F, Mike Stocker and John Mercer out there enjoying it too.
Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and Blackcap singing despite the conditions, with Sprawk, Kestrel and Buzzard up.
Large numbers of Wheatears continue to drop in to rest and grab insects off the ploughed fields - several fields are all gussied up to perfection for Dotterel, which is good news as we're heading into prime-time now....maybe they'll come, maybe they won't.
Three Ringed Plovers out there was odd, and good numbers of hirundines fed in the lee of the larger coverts.
Tree Sparrow, Yellowhammer, Skylark, Corn Bunt as usual.
Earlier I joined Tropical and Er Neill in the Sandplant Compound at Marshside - Whitethroat, Chiffy and Robin up on the Grassy Knoll, and plenty of Mipits and Skylarks pushed off the marsh by the high tide, which also forced two of the resident Grey Partridge in.
9 Wheatears, and offshore, three Eiders (two drakes and a duck), and as the tide fell, several Gannets fishing offshore with two Common Tern and a Great Crested Grebe.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...