Brightened up for a few hours in the afternoon
Was supposed to be at the Carshalton Environmental Fair today promoting our nature friendly gardens but the weather was atrocious meaning two things 1) It was going to be very hard work at the fair 2) Birds were probably going to be pushed into the farmlands. Therefore the decision was made to go birding, set a make-shift virtual stand up on line (pics above) and then we went to fair in the afternoon, when the weather was predicted to clear up to hand out flyers.
38+1 Common Tern over, 18 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, Wood Sandpiper, 5 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, 3 Golden Plover, Lapwings and 1 Tree Pipit proved that it wasn't a bad decision. A good day.