Tried to get to some sheltered spots, which wasn't easy! No luck in the churchyard, so I tried Cliff farm by the estuary.
Immediately, it was obvious that a decent number of Gannets had been blown in...
...many were seen inland, maybe patch ticks for a few?
There were also decent numbers of Goldcrests about, feeding and moving constantly through the vegetation. News then came over the radio of a Great Grey Shrike (P.164, S.136) behind Rose Cottage. That was handy! I picked it up briefly before it dis-appeared into the bushes. As already mentioned the wind was very strong and viewing was difficult.
I continued along the canal and after around 15 minutes I found it again in an isolated bush...
|An even poorer super-zoom effort!|
More detail later...
|Long-eared Owl through the drizzle|