Weather this morning was fowl with strong winds and heavy rain and after a few attempts to search for owls soon realised we were wasting our time so we scuttled off for breakfast till it stop just before 9am.
A quick look at the pond showed very little change except for the water level rising and only birds noted were the female Common Scoter in rainbow corner, 5 male and one female Goosander off Draycote Bank and the male Green-winged Teal in toft bay.
Next stop was Brandon Marsh where we met up with Colin and Sara for a walk to the west marsh but no sign of any Bitterns and as we continued on to the Carlton Hide we had at least 30 Lesser Redpoll and 10 Siskin. Only 8 Snipe seen on east marsh so we went looking for the reported large redpoll flock and found it by the Wright Hide, at least 70 birds including 4 Siskin.
Kingfisher on the River Avon at Wolston and Dave had a male Blackcap in his garden this afternoon.