Way too much on at work this week to get with it birdwise in what is usually one of the best weeks of the year, but I managed a few lunchtime strolls round Sands Lake at Ainsdale where Common Sand was predictable, as where Yellow Bellied Slider on sunnier days and sulky looking Willow Warblers that scowled outta the branches when they weren’t singing their brains out.
When the sun came out I had my first Blue Tailed Damselfly of the year, basking on a nettle leaf, and Sedge Warbler, Blackcap and Chiffchaff were singing away.
Big Swift influx on Wednesday, while offshore from the tower Gannets, Great Crested Grebe, RB Mergs and still one or two Red Throated Divers from Ainsdale, but only 18 Common Scoter now.
Working down at the National Trust at Formby today, where Houndstongue is in flower and an Emperor Moth raced over the heather at Larkhill Lane.
Angle Shades at Dempsey Towers on Thursday night, but no Swifts back there yet…