Yesterday morning I had a stagger round the obs in the intermittent rain. The wind direction was southwesterly, veering southeasterly and picking up from five to ten mph.
One of the first birds I had was a cracking adult make Sparrowhawk that shot past in front of me across the field and onwards, and it also was the only raptor of the morning. I mentioned in my title that there was a little bit of vis and there was just a faint trickle north that included a Carrion Crow, eight Alba Wagtails, two Grey Wagtails, two Siskins and six Pink-footed Geese. Interestingly I didn't have a single Meadow Pipit on the move, but I did have 40 grounded by the wet weather.
It was quiet on the sea and all I had were 28 Cormorants, 27 Eiders, two Shelducks and four Common Scoters.
I had to shorten my walk back and miss out the 'middle hedgerows' as the dark clouds rolled in and the heavens really opened!
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