The Fieldfare flock was dozing in the bright sun and crisp air this afternoon on Plex - given where they'll be going in a few weeks today probably seemed like a heatwave.
Very pale Merlin hunting over the fields too, but it was flushed by a passing Microlite before I could get a good look at it.
At least the ringtail Hen Harrier was still sailing about the area, with what appeared to be a full crop, but views of it were not great squinting into the light as it ghosted past.
The Lapwings were a lot more vocal, with a few holding territories already, although the majority were still flocking and feeding on the flooded fields between Plex and Carr Moss with about 200 Pinkies, occasionally rising to wheel around.
Yellowhammer, Buzzards and Linnets out and about too, with Red Tailed Bumblebee scudding about and on a few sheltered ditch sides, Lesser Celandine in flower.
Driving through Carr Cross earlier, appeared to be a hundred or more wild swans in the fields, but I couldn't stop.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...