Heavy overnight rain, but only the occasional light shower during the day. Variable light wind, mainly from west, overcast, but still very warm.
I thought I could be dodging showers this morning but none arrived apart from a few spots that hardly amounted to rain. The Grey Wagtail autumn season has started with the first two caught and colour ringed on the earliest date so far. I was alerted to set for the species by Jean's report of two passing over yesterday morning.
There were a few passage warblers around too but not in great numbers - no Tree Pipits in the very overcast conditions and no Hirundines whatsoever. A Sparrowhawk was patrolling around the mist net area which prompted a rather early end to the session as most of the birds had sensibly melted away.
Grey Wagtail 2 (see Grey Wagtail ringing scheme details on sidebar)
Cetti's Warbler 1 retrap
Sedge Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Common Whitethroat 4
Willow Warbler 2 + 1 retrap
Great Tit 1
Bullfinch 1 + 1 retrap
Heysham skear - low water (MD)
|Grey Heron with a small flatfish|
|It didn't last long|
|The long thin finger mid picture is the reef which formed last winter|