With heavy drizzle falling as I left home this morning at 5.30am, normal half term weather of late, I made my way over to Reculver where after parking up and dressing up for winter I walked down the seawall to Coldharbour and inland to Chambers Wall crossing before walking back the way I had come. I got a total soaking for my efforts this morning which I hoped may have produced a few bits of quality that may have been grounded but it was not to be. Birds noted this morning were 1 GreyPartridge, 2 Little Owl, the photo being taken a few years ago at Reculver, 3 Green Woodpecker, 7 Whitethroat, c70 Swift west, 3 Pied Wagtail, c30 Swallow, 5 Meadow Pipit, 7 Reed Warbler, 3 Little Egret, 5 Linnet, 5 Sedge Warbler, 8 Redshank, 2 Shelduck and 1 Barn Owl was hunting in the Oyster farm.
Moving on I noted 8 Oystercatcher, 3 Turnstone, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Gadwall, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 1 Hobby, a year tick to lift the gloom of the weather, 4 House Martin, 4 Mute Swan, 6 Mallard, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Skylark, 1 Blackcap and 1 Greenshank flew west. Hopefully the weather will clear up as the week progresses and I will be able to go out and look for some dragonflies, thankfully Springwatch is on during the day on the red button which works well with a cup of tea and a warm sofa!