For the second time this week the weather has been just too bad to get out onto my patch, strong winds and heavy rain battered the area all day today, the rain did stop late afternoon, but by then it was too late to get out.
I did however get to add a couple of species to my months list, firstly a TAWNY OWL (57) was heard hooting at 01:30 last night, and secondly a LESSER BLACKED BACKED GULL (58) flew over my house as I watched the garden feeders, where activity was several curtailed by not only the strong winds, but also persistent SPARROWHAWK attacks. Only short forays by COAL, BLUE and GREAT TIT were recorded, with just one brief sighting of both NUTHATCH and GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER.
At least the months species list has been kept ticking over, 57 is the mean total of species recorded for November. The weather doesn't look promising for tomorrow, but i'll have to wait and see :-)