Couldn't resist trying to digiscope this Song Thrush through the window this evening, as it was battering the hell out of a snail on the garden path at Dempsey Towers.
Once it had whalloped the snail into next week it began eating the innards, but frequently stopped to wipe its bill on the grass - good table manners are important after all.
Frequently it flung the snail about and it bounced on down the path.
We often have Song Thrush singing away in neighbouring tall trees, but they don't feed in the garden in the open that often, so it was good to watch this one - it has been there all day, delivering death by pulverisation to the snail population.
No chance to get out at work today, although every time I glanced out of the window, it appeared hirundines were passing along the frontal dunes at Ainsdale - mainly Swallows, but Sand and House Martin too, so that it was the first day I've seen all three together this year.
And thanks to Phil Collins who sent me two pics of White Wagtail from the mega-flock he encountered at Sandy Lane, Hightown, this morning.
Phil reported a flock of 350 White Wags this morning from a field there - most impressive.
More successful than my forays onto Plex over the last day or so anyway.
Incidentally, if you are driving onto Plex, please be aware that the track onto the moss from the Ainsdale side is worse than ever now, so that the stretch between the caravan site and the Cheshire Lines path turn-off is barely navigable in a car, and then only with extreme care.
Worth bearing in mind, those ditches are mighty deep.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...