That aptly describes the first day of June! The weather started off grey and damp, and by mid morning rain was falling, which lasted well into the afternoon.
My birding activity was severely curtailed as a result, and the only birds recorded were on the way to work and back, a bit of garden watching, plus an aborted half hour effort this afternoon, in which the rain appeared to stop but as soon as I got out it started again :-).
Best birds seen were the SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS at the College Grounds, other than that it was all the very common species, although it was good to see that the GOLDFINCH'S had bred successfully, two Juvs were seen in the College Grounds, and another came to my garden feeders this afternoon. Four LESSER BLACK BACKED GULLS that went over the house are a nice addition to the June list. Speaking of which, after the first day it stands at a miserly 31.
With the rest of this week off, I should get up to around the mid fifties, by the weekend, especially as the weather forecast looks good - he said :-)
Here's the photo's for the day. taken in very poor light from my garden, so they are pretty rubbish!
Above: JACKDAW. Five were in the garden fighting over the fat balls.