After an unsuccessful evening vigil (if you don't count the jokes and Willy Russell stories) with Ray Hobbs yesterday, I decided a return visit tonight under considerably more conducive conditions - ie not blowing a gale...
However, an hour or so in decent light (9pm-10pmish) and with lots of prey items around (60+ swift, dozens of house martins and swallows plus a sand martin or two) I still failed to see the hobby again. Is it still around?
Some compensation came in the form of a Freeman's Pool tick - a roe deer!
A quick post-work visit earlier had revealed a green sandpiper, 2 common sandpiper and little ringed plover at the Wildfowlers' Pools plus another common sandpiper at Freeman's Pools.
A pair of common tern were over Aldcliffe Marsh.