In total contrast to yesterday's perfect weather conditions, this morning was horrendous. The wind swung trees around as rain smashed off the windows. As a result. It was 6 before we managed to open any nets. We fulfilled the standardised 5 hours with little to show for our efforts. Just 11 birds.
6 Willow Warbler,
1 Garden Warbler,
1 Lesser Whitethroat
1 Redstart and
1 Thrush Nightingale.
It rained sporadically throughout the afternoon.
Notably on the migrant front, 200+ Crossbill flew over the garden. Also 6 Tree Pipit and a Sparrowhawk, Autumn is here. A Silver-washed Frittilary was a new garden.
Tomorrow looks promising,ringing wise. Check back tomorrow to see how we've done.
Blog - Craig Brookes