It never eally got light today, low cloud at spits of drizzle made it a dull walk round. I felt that I wasn't really seeing much, but at the end of the walk I had amassed 45 species, which isn't bad for a November morning. I suppose the fact that most species were only seen in one's and two's made it seem quiet, although there were small flocks of SISKIN in the wet woods, college garden, and by the greenhouse complex, with a flock of 20 or so GOLDFINCH seen by the stream behind the college grounds. Other notable species - a MARSH TIT in the wet woods, a CORMORANT, GREY HERON, and KINGFISHER at the lake, a REDPOLL over flew Migrant Alley, calling as it went, and the BARN OWL was at its roost. The weather looks like being wet again tomorrow morning, but i'll make an effort to get out, as it's the last walk round of the month, I might just get a new species for the month, Brambling or maybe that Teal in the wet woods. The November record species Total of 57 has been well and truly smashed - but i'll tell you how much by tomorrow!
Below : This shot is looking north, over the headland at migrant alley at 10:30, as you can see, it wasn't very pleasant!