I managed just a short patch visit of a little over an hour, in which I walked a circuit of Migrant Alley and checked part of the Greenhouse Grounds, the latter having 2 CHIFFCHAFFS and a BLACKCAP of note, as well as the resident KESTREL sitting on the greenhouses.
Although wet, my circuit of Migrant Alley was rather productive, with a large mixed flock of hirundines sitting on one of the fence lines, obviously grounded by the weather, for I cant see why on earth they would want to delay leaving the country any longer! I counted 122 SWALLOWS, 37 HOUSE MARTINS and 2 SAND MARTINS, plus more birds flying about the place too.
300 meters away on another paddock fence line, I saw a bedraggled WHEATEAR, in the company of 3 GOLDFINCH and 5 LINNETS, at least 6 MEADOW PIPITS were also seen in the adjacent sheep pasture.
A couple of BLACK HEADED GULLS flew over whilst I was there, plus a few large skeins of GREYLAG GEESE flew over again, probably over 100 birds in all, but I didn't feel like counting them as the rain lashed down again. Not a bad hour out though :-)
Just one image left in the 'blog photo folder', tomorrow looks to be a brighter day, hopefully I can restock it it with photo's :-)