The following frosty morning produced some teal on the plots and 5 black-tailed godwits just off the outfall were a welcome month addition. Tuesday was a camera day, finding quite a few waders and a cracking egret coming into land made it a successful morning.
Today, Thursday, I checked on the SEOs finding 2 on the wing plus a marsh harrier and I found 6 fieldfares needed for the month! It was the first time I actually saw an owl catch a vole/mouse and eat it whilst sitting on a gate. A short seawatch revealed 214 wigeon in mid-channel plus 8 g.c.grebes.
I then took a drive over to Hampton but no purps. just a couple of redshank and turnstones - waste of time.
Distant record shot of SEO with prey