Managed to get out onto Plex for an hour or so this afternoon for the first time in a while.
Water levels are still falling, but enough floods remain to hold several hundred Lapwing, with a single Golden Plover and 11 Ruff.
When not busy having a dance, the juv Peregrine above spooked the waders repeatedly, sending them high over towards Downholland, before a few returned.
Thousands of Pinkies just visible whenever they took off on Downholland, and the flooded field off Station Road held 460+ Herring Gulls with a few BHGs and LBBs, more Lapwing and two more Ruff.
Local Buzzards loafing around or circling, with Linnet, Greenfinch, Song Thrush, Skylark and Corn Buntings.
One or two Jays flopping about.
Could feel that winter greyness creeping in, but luckily John Gramauskas called me having just found a Yellow Browed Warbler on Birkdale LNR (see comment, previous entry), which is enough to cheer anyone up!
I whizzed over, but it was getting late when I got to the reserve, and although I found a large Long Tailed Tit flock with Goldcrests near the main path, they were clearly heading to beddy-bys.
Refinding this critter could be a real needle in a haystack job.
More Jays here and a Redpoll or two calling overhead - could be worth a good look tomorrow I suppose.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...