Still cutting back Sea Buckthorn clumps on the Green Beach today in glorious sunshine.
The chop, chop, chopping is the easy bit, the hard part is getting the weaselly roots out.
Great place to be working though, and poor JG chucked up some single shelf nets near to where we were cutting at the Ainsdale end, but the south easterly breeze saw them billowing everywhere, with just one female Reed Bunting dumb enough to blunder in, while Mipits and Linnets gleefully perched on the darn things!
A party of nine Coal Tits moving down the Alder line (which also held other titmice and a few Goldcrest), was good, as was a single Rock Pipit amongst the Mipits and two Lesser Redpolls, which flew into a bush two feet from me to rest - tired migrants they were soon on their way again.
Green Beach really is fabulous habitat, one day it'll pull in a mega, I'm sure of it.
Two Greater Peckers south during the course of the day, with two confiding juv Wheatears on the strandline, alba wags and many Mipits, especially on the southern embryo dunes early on.
One or two Grey Herons drifting through the slacks and dunes, presumably preying on young frogs and toads.
The bright sun saw a few Small Tortoiseshell and a Large White struggling by, while the Migrant Hawkers and Common Darters still seemed happy enough.
Usual waders on the beach, with Little Egret feeding in the channels, and Golden Plover calling overhead in the early evening.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...