Spent this morning trying to catch hypothermia in the company of ten other regular sorry souls, a strong/moderate north east wind and driving rain in the irrational hope that a skua might visit Beddington (there was a Pom at Queen mother and a Bonxie and Arctic in the inner Thames).
A group of Swallows were flying round the lake looking rather exhausted and probably wondering why they had bothered tranversing the African and Eurasian continents for this sorry state. A Hobby looked like it was taking advantage of the situation.
A White Wagtail and a couple of Yellow Wags on the lake (which is well flooded- probably drowned all the reeds we have been trying to grow for two years).
Had to cancel the Bird and Wildlife Walk today because of the weather.
Looks like I have discovered Brown House Moth in the obs- made a mess of my taxidermist specimen of a Great Black Backed Gull which I have had to chuck out (but got the moth for the pan species list).