There are worse ways of spending a hot Sunday, than watching the painfully slow thought processes of the Woodpigeons on the preening branch at Dempsey Towers, catching up on my reading and admiring Red Admirals jostling round the buddleia with Peacocks and Holly Blues.
But the plaintive call of a Golden Plover passing over high and invisible in the blue sky got under my skin and I nipped down to Marshside over the tide.
Fair numbers of Knot and Grey Plover, with 6+ Little Egrets on the mudflats, and still Walls in the Sandplant compound, alongside several Wheatear, Mipits, Linnets and Goldfinch.
Bumped into Bazzo, fresh from another thrilling WeBs count, and we headed up to Polly's Pool, for Common Sand, Blackwits, Lapwings and the arrival of about 30 Golden Plover.
11 Curlew in the longer grass behind the pool.
Sprawk through as I headed back to Dempsey Towers where the Carder Bees were still struggling with yellow paniers full of pollen and Robins and Goldcrest were calling in autumn.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...