The day started promisingly with a small group of Goldcrests in our garden but thick fog meant little was moving. I managed just over 50 species in a morning walk to Morton returning via Back Lane to home. A large arrival of Redwing was the most notable sighting with good numbers of bird dropping out of the mist into the elderberry bushes in Sanderson’s wood. A late Blackcap was also here and two unidentified swans flew over in the fog.
By the lake Chiffchaff was still present along with two Cormorants, Jay, Redpoll and Little Owl and two Snipe towered out of a small patch of floodwater in The Bottoms. Three more Cormorant and a large flock of Golden Plover flew over.