A bedraggled Sparrowhawk in the fog this morningIn the lighthouse garden first thing this morning a Firecrest popped up briefly then disappeared in the fog which even completely obscured the power station. As the fog started to lift I made my way to the observatory where another firecrest was in the Moat.
I joined Steve G in a wander around The Desert and beach. We saw very few grounded birds and overhead migration was very thin with just a few Siskin, Meadow Pipits, Goldfinches, Redpolls and Skylarks, however we did find a nice female Dartford Warbler which gave us great hope of other goodies to be found. A little further on 2 Firecrests and a Chiffchaff were flitting about in a small lone tree. The walk along the beach drew a blank on any Wheatears but we did find a Black Redstart by the Britannia.
Late afternoon from the causeway 9 Great White Egrets and 7 Little Egrets were feeding on the New Diggings also a red head Goosander there.