An excellent start to the day this morning when I opened the door, a superb male Black Redstart was perched on the aerial of my car.
On my way to The Point I stopped at the south end of the New Diggings where the 2 Black-necked Grebes were still in residence.
I cut my sea watch at The Point short, when after 15 minutes I'd only seen a single Gannet go west and 2 Starlings arrive in from the sea.
1 of c15 Black Redstarts I saw around the peninsular today.
Goldfinch by the old lighthouseA walk around the area with AJG gave the distinct feeling of after the Lord Mayors Show. There appeared to be far fewer grounded migrants today, just the 1 Ring Ouzel in The moat, 3 Firecrests, c30 Goldcrests. Goldfinches, Siskins, Redpolls, Chaffinches and Brambling continued to pass overhead there were fewer of them.
Polish ringed Caspian Gull
Late afternoon I was with David Walker near the fishing boats, he through out a couple of slices of stale bread for the gulls, within seconds a Polish colour ringed 1w Caspian Gull appeared. It was difficult to photograph as it so tame, coming close enough for us to read the metal ring. It was a pity it was so late in the day as the light was fading rapidly, hopefully it will still be around tomorrow.