Anyway decided id check the flood for any new geese and luckily i just kept walking until i notice a pale bird perched distantly in the flood. On getting the scope on the bird it was a very pale Stonechat, much white in the wings. Immediately i though Siberian Boom.. So i put some pictures out initially as an unusual stone chat so not to sway peoples opinions.(thats my story anyway ;-) )It came back with the perfect result Eastern/Siberian Stonechat.... brilliant, a 1st winter Maurus. Not a bad start to the new patch.
Whilst watching the chat i could hear Pinkfooted geese over head, and on the walk back a cracking Red-throated Diver in one of the channels.
An adult Caspian gull was sat with a few other gulls on the shingle bank. It was still raining and i was supposed to have been home ages ago to go to the Woodbridge Christmas Market for lunch so rushed home changed and called it a day.