It was a wonderfully overcast and rainy afternoon when I visited the floods today. I love days like this: there's a real sense that something good might have been grounded. This feeling turned out to be justified today when I found a GREY PLOVER, still in winter plumage, working its way along the North Shore. This species is just about annual though it's a good bird for the county let alone the Patch. Apart from that there was a mini fall of LITTLE RINGED PLOVER with six of them dotted about the place, the six OYSTERCATCHERS were still around and there were loads of all three Hirundine species hawking low over the floods. Sadly the Garganey seem to have moved on though.