More Pied Wags and Mipits about over the weekend, with a bouncy finch flock of about 35 birds that got away from me at Weld Road (Twite? possibly...) and Ringed Plover back in areas where they used to breed on the coast before their territories were overrun by dogwalkers and equestrians.
Skylarks giving it the beans over the Green Beach early on this morning, and Little Egret and a smallish gull roost in the vicinity, with Stonechat, Reed Bunts and Dunnocks in the dunes south of Shore Road.
Buzzards up and about, getting mobbed by everything from BHGs to Jackdaws - life can be tough.
Working, so I didn't get a chance to visit the marsh.
You really know when spring is here not when the Coltsfoot starts blooming bright on sheltered dune slopes, but when brain-dead eejits start skidding their silly little motors on the sands....how depressingly uninventive.
Mind you, I nearly caused a few problems myself on my Friday off, when I saw a Great White Egret flap north over the lights at Woodvale at about 1515, and realised it might just drift over Dempsey Towers if I could get ahead of it and home in time.
This would constitute a MEGA garden tick AND a major major grip over the missus.
On the upside I narrowly avoided three collisions as I tried to follow its track north, before it veered west and away over Kenilworth Road.
On the downside it never got near Dempsey Towers airspace.
C'est la vie.
First Wheatears not far away now.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...