Quick look around the frontal dunes this morning saw frequent groups of Mipits heading south at Ainsdale, several Swallows heading bizarrely north, and Red Admirals on the wing in sheltered spots.
A few Skylarks around the Green Beach, which has received the unwelcome attention of idiots with major self-worth issues in 4x4s again - local constabulary please take note.
Wheatears dropping down for a rest on the cropped grass in front of Toad Hall as is usual on an autumn morning, and Grey Wag, Chaffinch and Siskin calling overhead.
Several Sprawks trying to ambush Mipits and Skylarks with little success, and Reed Buntings congregating north of Slack 50.
When the sun came out, large skeins of Pinkies began moving north (although I don't know where the plane was heading).
Later in the day about 1,500 Pinks were noodling around over Taylor's Bank at Formby, and Gtr Pecker and Buzzards were over Lifeboat Road, where Robins and Goldcrests were calling away.
If you're free tomorrow, why not join me on our Vis Mig Experience - we leave Ainsdale Discovery Centre at 10am - and it's free.
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Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...