Albeit short on time, birds, and consequently no piks for the post, this is going to be brief and straight to the point....
Monday was a decent day, the weather being mostly sunny and warm when sheltered from the wind.
On Conder Pool, a Merlin juvenile/female flew through putting everything to flight, including 7 Greenshank and 2 Ruff. The count of 22 Little Grebe is my all time best count, though I note 32 Little Grebe seen on Conder Pool by something of a coincidence on precisely the same date of 25 September 2021, as reported in The Birds of Lancaster & District, a record I would suggest not likely be beaten anytime soon.
On the circuit, 2 Common Sandpiper, one in the creeks, one in the channel downstream from the railway bridge, a charm of c.50 Goldfinch were flighty over the marsh, and 3 Red Admiral were on Ivy from the coastal path.
On the Lune Estuary from the bowling green, relatively low numbers of waders and nothing spectacular, 132 Curlew noted, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, and a lone Knot were the odd ones out. A wander along the canal towpath Glasson - Conder Green was the road to nowhere for dragonflies, but a lone Migrant Hawker was on Saltcote Pond in shelter from the wind.
Hawker With Lunch!
I decided on a search for something to add a little interest to the post, and found this excellent image of a dragonfly with prey....Thanks Ian.