Five Golden Plover on Warren View playing fields late this afternoon. Species number 158 for the house list and a sure sign, as if any was needed, of cold weather! It was very uncomfortably cold, watching from Mudbank, but a first-winter Mediterranean Gull, 13 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Lapwing and c130+ Common Gull made it into the notebook, with good numbers of Dunlin, Grey Plover, Redshank, Turnstone and two or three Sanderling present.
Good to see Liz and Chris Lee (Happy Birthday Chris!). They'd seen several Lapwing and winter thrushes from the new stretch of cycle path that runs past Lympstone Manor.