First had a look at Startops but couldn't find any wind blown seabirdsunfortunately. Mindyou I could hardly stand up in the wind let alone scope anything.
At Wilstone, which was surprisingly more sheltered, the Little Stint was still with the Ringed Plovers, a Hobby flew over the village and an eclipse male Pintail was on the mud by the Poplars. I made my way round to the hide, dodging the branches that had come down on the path and joined Steve and Bill inside.
The Black-tailed Godwit was still on the mud and 4 Common Sandpipers were on one of the tern rafts. An adult Hobby made a few extremely close passes in front of the hide, so close you could hear the air through the wings. At least 9 Little Egrets came into roost but were getting blown about a bit.
Let's hope the wind brings in some goodies for the dawn patrol tomorrow (Rob Andrews)