Last night, I received the dreaded phonecall from Dad that my dear Mum had sadly passed away. Although it was expected due to her recent month in hospital, it's still a shock to the system and deeply upsetting. Thankfully, she had her last day at home, where a few members of the family were able to spend time with her before she got sent back to hospital on Thursday evening, where a few hours later, she peacefully passed.
So, today, I took Dad the short journey to Wilmington to see the excellent flock of Ring Ouzels, which were absolutely superb. Afterwards, a short two-hour seawatch produced 50 Sandwich Terns, 22 Mediterranean Gulls, 12 Bar-tailed Godwits and 16 Whimbrels.
|Ring Ouzel at Wilmington - phone-scoped|