Winds from the south to SW. Heavy rain in the morning, giving way to alternating heavy and not so heavy rain in the afternoon!
Nothing of note on the south shore in the morning. Just before I squelched back to my car, I came across a very large feeding mixed tit flock below the small anemometer, but by that time my optics were useless with condensation. At least one warbler (Chiffchaff) seen plus at least one Goldcrest heard. Shame conditions weren't better.
Middleton Nature Reserve - mid afternoon
Mute 4 adult 3 + 1 cygnet
|Mute Swan and a Cormorant|
Little Grebe 2 (winter plumage bird on "no swimming" pond. Partial summer plumage bird on Tim Butler pond)
Common Snipe 5
No warblers seen or heard
|This Dunnock summed up the day!|