Nevertheless Ian and I were at Rossall for 0515 and it was flat calm and overcast; perfect conditions for mist netting. Within an hour the wind had picked up to a stiff northwesterly, before dropping again after about an hour or so. The five birds we ringed were 3 Whitethroats, Tree Pipit and a Goldfinch.
Vis was similarly poor except for a Corn Bunting heading north. It amazes me that every year we get a few of these predominantly resident birds on the move. Where it was from and where it was going, who knows. The other bits and pieces we had were 4 Tree Pipits, 4 Meadow Pipits, 17 Swallows, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 16 Woodpigeons (south), 6 Lesser redpolls, Alba Wag, Sand Martin, 3 Goldfinch and 2 House Martins.
There were no particular grounded birds because the 2 Grasshopper Warblers and 6 Whitethroats are probably all territory holding birds. I had a look at the Nature Park afterwards and it was quiet with just the expected Whitethroats and Reed and Sedge Warblers present. The cemetery was equally quiet and I didn't record a single grounded migrant.
As I write the wind is fairly strong, but the forecast is for it to drop so we'll be at the 'obs' again tomorrow morning trying our best!