Sunday 7th Dec PM.
Having deposited Rosie at Grannies, Gill and I headed o'er t'owd bridge into sunny England. On the way, a Fieldfare had a close encounter with our car on the M48, and a large flock of Golden Plover were in a roadside field.
On arrival at Aust Warth, at least 50 birders were scanning the rough ground next to the estuary. A quick look revealed a Short Eared Owl on a post, and soon two more were flying around. They frequently went down for prey, and gave good views on the ground.
We watched these three beauties for quite a while, and then headed to Avonmouth Sewage Works, where I glimpsed a Ruddy Duck taking cover, before the square pond there was shrouded in mist.