Have spent the morning watching the twitter feeds from the east coast. Cley is very bad and looks like most of the reserves on the east coast have suffered in the storm surge. I was thinking of going up this weekend but there is not much point now. Other alternative was the Baikal Teal at Southport but that's been suffering too and there has not been any news.
Took Mum out to Letchworth today for a spot of Christmas shopping-mainly an excuse to visit a decent wine merchant. While at Harkness garden centre a flock of Redpolls flew over but I did not see anything else on the journey. However when I got home, avoiding the builders (we got a letter saying the paths would be relaid, taking ten days and finishing end November-they stared yesterday!) I looked up and saw a magnificent Red Kite over the garden.