Had a look around the pools and vegetation behind the embryo dunes just south of the Green Beach before work this morning, where good numbers of Mipits and alba wags were feeding.
One Grey Wag and Skylarks went over, with a further three Grey Wags during the course of the day.
At least one Little Stint was still with the Ringed Plover, Dunlin and Sanderling, while one or two Swallow went south.
Rafts of Common Scoter offshore and a big Cormorant roost was building further to the north, along with a few larger gulls, although most of the latter seem to be spending their days on the floods between Carr and Plex Moss at the moment, before commuting back to the shore to roost in the evening.
50+ Grey Plover in one flock and about 300 Bar Tailed Godwit.
Clearing buckthorn scrub on the Green Beach most of the day, with parties of Mipits heading through, Long Tailed Tit and Goldcrest calling in the alder line and a juv Wheatear feeding in the tidal debris.
A worn male Whinchat darted past early afternoon, which was a surprise - I don't think I've had one this late at this site before.
Fairly unco-operative, obstinately refusing to give me supercilium action in any of my dodgy digi-binned shots, and it soon moved south, flycatching as it went.
Shortly afterwards a juv Marsh Harrier came down over the reeds, occasionally dropping in after prey, before it was seen off by the semi-resident Carrion Crows, presumably back up to Marshside.
All this autumny activity got me in the mood for a post work check of the Sandplant compound, but the heavens opened as I left for the day, and the deluge didn't let up till the light had gone - but I bet it'll be worth a look early tomorrow morning.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...