The Safari woke up to dense fog this morning. Patch 1 was dominated by clucking Blackbirds although both Song Thrushes were singing by the time we got round to their respective territories.
Patch 2 was just about totally fogged out but we did see two pairs of Great Crested Grebes and in the distance 200 or so ethereal shapes were Common Scoters.
On Sturday as we were leaving the beach a Redshank flew over us and appeared to come down in the garden at work. If it did it was quite an unusual event as in seven years we've never seen one on the back field. But this morning there were three! At first we thought it might have had something to do with the fog and they couldn't see the dog walkers and their many mutts but see them they could and just meandered their way to the furthest side of the puddle if any came too close.
OK so the pic quality isn't that good - what do you expect at 08.00 on a foggy morning before the sun has got over the rooftops!
A little later the light had improved and despite dozens of dog walkers they were still firmly attached to their puddle.
At lunchtime we took a stroll long the beach so see if we could find the white egg masses seen on Saturday but there was too much water in the runnels and the tide had left the rockpools very turbid. We did get a pic of an Edible Periwinkle.
In the meantime let us know what's causing lack of visibility in your outback.