Socialising plans fell through for Mrs D and I this morning, which gave me the opportunity to nip down to the marsh for an hour or two, just as it began to warm up into the first "real" spring feeling day this year.
Hordes of Avocets on Marshside One (Bazzo had approximately 40), but wildfowl numbers clearly diminishing now.
A trickle of Mipits and alba wags moving through as the BHGs squawked and screamed around the Sandplant lagoon.
Reed Bunts, Mipits and Goldfinch in the compound until a scrambler bike turned up.
For once the riders were reasonable when I asked them to leave - must have been the sunshine.
Buff Tailed Bumblebees, Coltsfoot and Lesser Celandine.
Half expected to see a butterfly in the warm sun, but I guess they'll have to wait.
Up at Crossens Inner, Bazzo and I watched about 1,000 Golden Plover were wheeling around in the blue sky when they weren't hesitantly wandering about the grass.
Three Buzzards circling distantly over the back of Churchtown were just 'scopable.
Yesterday spent some time watching the male Blackcap round the feeders at Dempsey Towers again, resulting in my usual rubbish "through the window" pictures.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...