'My' lame blackbird has not been around for about 3 days and I was fearing the worst as he cannot spring into the air when a quick getaway is needed. Went out to change the birdbath water before and there he was rooting through the dead leaves on the ground. Great to see him and hope he hangs around. Went to Wepre park near Connahs Quay to walk the dog and saw 5 maybe 6 grey wagtails busy around the stream, quite close. Not exactly rare but according to my Crossley book only about 38 thousand pairs so feel lucky to see this amount at one location on passing.