Anyway , on with the wet gear and off i went. Plenty of Gulls around the Pier but nothing too exciting so decided to take a walk down the beach. All the usual waders still knocking around and plenty of Rock pipits to keep me company and couple of Red-throated and Great-northern divers near the harbour. Managed to pick up a few Goldfinch and Redwing in the Fields and moved on down to Patrick's bridge where i picked out a distant Slav Grebe , a Red breasted Merganser pair here was another tick.
At the far side of the Bridge pools had two Little grebe and lots of Sanderling and Turnstone , a flock of Blackwits and Curlews here aswell and plenty of Hoodies and Starlings knocking about and a few Linnets sheltering from the rain , also had a Kestrel swoop in for a few minutes.
Curlews and Starlings
Did'nt hang around too long after that as the rain was pelting down , not a bad day despite the conditions , going to be hard to add anything elese to the patch now before the spring although should have a few White-wing gulls yet , usually a good spot for them.
Anyway up to 74 spp / 85pts and 40.7%