Ringers will be familiar, hopefully not very often, with the sort of morning where the early start is negated by two of the loops being wrong way round in the middle of three nets, the one Tree Pipit caught escaping just as it was about to be extracted and about nine rather later than usual Grey Wagtail easily avoiding the sun-drenched nets. We need another strategy on sunny mornings as this was a potentially decent morning for the Grey Wag colour-ringing project completely wasted. Were 12 Greenfinch and a Dunnock or two worth a 0530am start?
Painted Lady late afternoon - looking quite pale and worn and 'primary migrant'
Spruce Carpet is not common here, the rest of the catch was
No time for any coastal coverage