Wasn't on the ball this morning - the small print (detailed perusal of rainfall movement) suggested the heavy rain forecast was a bit dodgy and so it proved yet the conditions were sufficiently cloudy and humid with little pulses of rain to produce a decent number of migrants. Problems was, no birders until 0900hrs and immediately the presence of contact calling Willow Warblers was obvious!
A couple of nets were set in slightly breezy conditions which then became sunny and breezy, yet a mixture of warblers found their way in.
Around office: c20 Willow Warbler (which soon melted away), 4 Chiffchaff, 6-8 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, at least one Blackcap and the highlight a flock of 5 Tree Sparrow which headed south having had a look at the feeders
The evening Swallow roost was again a little windy and only 50 or so birds seemed to attend the roost, yet 32 were ringed
The moth trap saw the first Sallow of the autumn