Almost as quiet as this blog out on the mosses this afternoon (many thanks to the stalwarts who still put comments on, it is much appreciated), although surprisingly large numbers of Swifts (50+) were feeding and drifting south amongst the hirundines and thermalling Common Buzzards.
Wonder where these Swifts are from?
They cleared out from around Dempsey Towers at least a week ago.
The young Swallows leaning into the stiff westerly breeze on Plex looked like they were thinking about the journey ahead of them - but I don't think anyone's told them about that particular adventure yet.
Nice Wall butterfly in Haskayne Cutting - clearly an emergence of these beauties this week, with individuals on the wing up and down the coast. I "tweeted" this pic of one from Ainsdale on Friday (at least I think that's what I did).
After a tour of the mosses I paid a quick call into the Sandplant compound, which had a Wheatear amongst the Mipits, Goldfinch and Linnets, and growing numbers of Little Egret, including this one flopping over Sandgrounders hide.
First Pink Feet reports usually any day now.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...