shocker of a day with a blazing easterly wind and almost constant, stinging rain
making any forays out into the field a bit of a mission but after the
disappointing rugby, a couple of brave souls headed out to count the new
arrivals; birds included 2 Whooper Swans, a Hen Harrier, a Woodcock, a huge
build-up of storm-driven Gulls including 730+ Herrings and 545+ Great
Black-backs, 2 Waxwings around the Obs, 14 Robins, 88
Blackbirds, an increased 285+ Fieldfares (highest count of the autumn), 20 Song
Thrush, 215 Redwing, a Blackcap, 4 Brambling and 7 Snow Buntings.