“Singing in the Rain”

I had considered a drive to Standlake  to look for the White Storks. However, when I woke at nine it was still tipping down so decided not to bother. Took the dog to Coate in the afternoon and had a good walk around the lake and the ever-growing floodwater. There were still hundreds of hirundines around with a more even mix of House Martin and Swallow, also a fair few Sand Martin. A few Song Thrush and Chiffchaff were valiantly “singing in the rain”. One each of Grey Wag. and Reed Bunting were seen and amongst the wildfowl on the flood was a Green Sandpiper. A much brighter evening and a drive to RAF Benson to pick up my son who arrived home from Afghanistan this afternoon. First time I have been all the way there and back without seeing a Red Kite.

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