I woke up this morning at 5.30am to the sound of a Robin singing and after getting ready was out of the house not long after where I had a drive around the lanes listening for Owls. It was quite cloudy but not a breath of wind which made for some good listening. Despite this I did not hear any Owls and still have not heard or seen a Little Owl, surely they must give themselves up soon. As I was passing back towards Chambers Wall 1 Barn Owl was seen and later at Chambers Wall car park whilst chatting to Derek another Barn Owl showed well in the growing light passing by us quite close. I also heard 2 Grey Partridge from the car park. I only had a brief session today and had to be home by 9.30am to take my daughter to karate so I wandered down to Coldharbour and west along the seawall before returning along the green wall and embankment. A few birds were in song this morning making for some nice sounds and a reminder its only a few weeks away until the migration begins. Birds noted were 2 Skylark, 26 Curlew, 1 Golden Plover, c60 Fieldfare, c100 Cormorant flew in from the south, 1 Woodcock flew over at dawn, 2 Marsh Harrier were patrolling near Shuart and 1 Grey Heron was in the Wantsum. There were 12 Reed Bunting with a few males in song, 7 Mute Swan, 1 Green Woodpecker, c40 Lapwing in fields east of Coldharbour, 5 Shelduck, 3 Meadow Pipit with 1 male giving his parachute display. A couple of dots offshore were probably Great crested Grebes, also seen were 35 Redshank, 7 Turnstone, 18 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 10 Mallard, 1 Dunlin and 1 Kestrel. With the forthcoming week off work hopefully a few visits into the area to see whats about and maybe some sunshine!