Open sky overdrawing from the south (c) 2009
Low strato base advancing from the south.... rain not far away (c) 2009
0645 - 0845hr
E F2/3, 7degC, 30km E / 65km NNW, 2/8 increasing 8/8, QNH 1001 rising.
Cool and fresh. Initial open skys gradually closing, with strato base, from the south until overcast by 0800 and rain by 0820hr. Abandoned wet at 0845, possibly a bit too soon as the rain front had passed by 1000hr. Initially Swallows were moving north and north west along the embankment.... several House Martins and a single Sand Martin were in amongst but as the weather closed in the passage stopped almost as if the birds were moving in front of it? Two LBB Gulls were on the very little shore that was left and they soon flushed off to the north.... not to be replaced by more passing through.
LBB Gull 2 > NW
Swallow 29 > N and NW
House Martin 17 > N and NW
Sand Martin 1
Grey Wagtail pair feeding big young. Lots of juvi Starlings about at home... but only just flying!