I traveled in style up to the reservoirs to see what it looked like in the mist.
I passed the misty marshes on the way.
At the reservoirs, the fog was thick and atmospheric.
Along the Lockwood...
and from out of the pea soup…
… another patcher did appear.
Between us, a pipit flew up from the Lockwood bank. Lol picked out its singular ‘viisst’ call making it a Rock Pipit. Meadow Pipits give a burst of ’ist, ist, ist’ type calls. Something I didn’t know. Thanks, Lol - especially since I’d never seen one on the patch before.
A walk around Lockwood produced:
A Batman Cormorant
A Common Sandpiper
And a Green Sandpiper (with smaller pied wagtail to right for size reference)
East Warwick a small party of Wigeon mingled.
I checked the log book at the office and interestingly, Pete noted he had had Brambling calling overhead earlier in the morning.
The Rock Pipit takes my Walthamstow list to a nice round #130.
Tufties (in pea soup)