Awakened early to the rain absolutely lashing the front of the house ruining all thoughts of a seawatching session. Eventually it abated whilst I was on my way to the RSPB Gruinart office to discuss various survey work and to agree allocations relating to next winter's Atlas work ( on the day the breeding season work finished!! ).
Very little seems to be around but such is likely to change soon. "My" Swallows have ventured outside but it makes me wonder what the odds are on their survival with the weather being so bleak overall.