Not really got out birdin' properly for way too long, but wrangled a very bitty break over the tide at Weld Road today.
At least the breeze was pleasant and the high sea and horizon teased limitless potential....meanwhile back in reality a few Mipits nipped thro' and I grilled the ones that dropped onto the deck - nothing wrong with spending time with Mipits, if only to marvel at the variation.
Grey Plover, Barwits, Oycs, Curlews, Little Egrets etc on the rising tide, with Reed Bunts, Linnets, Starlings and Skylarks.
Once the unending parade of dog walkers and their mutts had frightened most everything away, I gave in and paused to watch a game of "crow v crustacean" before heading home.
There was only ever going to be one winner between a Jackdaw and a wee crab way out of its comfort zone, but I applauded the little fella's last pincer waving defiance before the inevitable.
Back at the 'towers autumnal slash and burn was interrupted for passing Jays, Goldcrests, Grey Wags, Buzzards, Red Admirals and Migrant Hawkers.
On the subject of dragonflies, thanks to Phil Smith for sending me some great shots of the Black Darter still at Slack 47 at Ainsdale - a classy insect, cheers Phil!
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...