Wonderful as Crossens Outer is on a high tide, it could never be described as being "peaceful".
The constant drone of cars whizzing by at your back and a steady descent into carbon monoxide poisioning always takes the edge off the site for me.
Plenty of birds out there today though, with the Great White Blob doing its thing in the distance, and 56 Whoopers feeding on the floods a bit closer.
Dunlin, Golden and Grey Plover, Lapwings, Curlew and Blackwits roosting, with Peregrine, Sprawk and Kestrel hunting.
A Rock Pipit joined the Pied Wags on the bend.
Made a pleasant change to see one on the deck at Marshside as opposed to picking 'em up on call over the Sandplant.
Earlier in the afternoon a fair few Skylarks were in the air over the Sandplant, as the tide covered the outer marsh.
Just the usual off there - wildfowl, waders and egrets, with gulls foraging on the water's edge.
With the light fading at 1500, I called into Sandgrounders to check through the grazing Pinkies, but there was nowt out of the ordinary.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...