Walked Burnham Overy Dunes and Gun Hill after work this evening in the rain. There was no sign of the reported Black Redstart by the stile when I looked. A Barn Owl was on a post just east of the path and then flew off over the marsh. Lots of Wood Pigeons around, Starlings, Lapwings, Brent Geese, Greylags, a Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and a Marsh Harrier were seen. Grey Heron, Tufted Ducks, Shovelers, 2 Avocets and 2 Shelducks on the pool east of the path. No birds in the bushes/scrub at the end of the path – well not that I saw anyway! Gun Hill produced 6+ Wheatears, 15 Little Terns in the harbour which was lovely to see and a Spoonbill flew across east at 7.30pm. It was really cold this evening and I had my hood up and gloves on! Flushed 2 Grey Partridges out of the bushes, just north of Gun Hill and a small (6+) flock of Linnets went over and a few Meadow Pipits were seen.
On the way back I saw a Skylark, 21 Oystercatchers feeding on the marsh, an LBJ jumped off the path and melted down into the undergrowth – that was probably my mega! Never saw it again. Rain heavier, got back to my car at 8pm. Maybe I should have stayed at home!
One more day at work and I am on HOLIDAY for a whole week!!!