As it was the last forecast good morning for weather this morning, I was up and out at 6.00 am and headed down to Fulstow to look for barn owls. Just as I turned onto the side road leading to the village I saw one perched on a post. The owl, just as surprised as me, took one look and flew off never to be seen again. Sadly I didn't manage to contact with another one. The sunset was a misty hazy affair, the sun appearing as a red ball through the pall of mist on the horizon. Having failed on the barn owl front, I decided to check for early whitethroats on the sea bank at the Humberston Fitties end of Tetney Marshes RSPB reserve. This is always a good place to find and photograph them as the males like to launch their noisy display flights from the tops of the low hawthorn bushes; it is an ideal spot to achieve a pleasing plain background without distractions. It was still too early, however, and I shall try again in a week or so. Although, it was quiet on the marshes redshank, oystercatcher and curlew were calling and a little egret was busy fishing. Linnets and reed buntings were busy in the low sea buckthorn bushes on the marsh and I managed to get a shot of a dunnock singing lustily in the hawthorns. I was interested to see plenty of fresh activity at the badger sett which is built into the sea wall.