Dry with an easterly breeze was the forecast for this afternoon, it was niether, I got a real soaking as I walked home from work! The rain left off around 3:30pm, but as I had started cleaning my garden feeders, I finished that job off before venturing out for an hour, just before dusk.
Although it was just a short visit, over to my sky watching seat at Migrant Alley, it wasn't without some interest , I watched a loose flock of 14 SKYLARK drift over south, and a steady procession of both BLACK HEADED and HERRING GULLS went NE. The SPARROWHAWK was after a late afternoon snack, it glided over the Greenhouse Complex eying the many PIED WAGTAILS that gather there pre-dusk. I was surprised to hear, then find a CHIFFCHAFF in the tall hedge by my seat, where DUNNOCKS, ROBINS, and BLUE TITS were gathering, as well as a few BLACKBIRDS, of which more dropped in from the sky, I scanned them carefully in case one turned out to be a Ring Ouzel, but no luck today. Other bits included 7 MEADOW PIPITS that dropped into the sheep pasture, 4 flyover FIELDFARE, and two REDWING all going south.
Tomorrow looks a brighter day, but unfortunatley ive got to work through the best part of it!