After yesterday's excitement of trapping a Blyth's Reed Warbler at the obs (for details see Fleetwood Bird Observatory later on today) it was business as usual this morning. Ian and I decided to test just how sheltered our net rides behind the mound were and amazingly in a 25 mph southwesterly they were flat calm! We had three nets up and as there was nothing around, not that we expected anything as it was more of an experiment, we only managed to ring two Goldcrests. Six Blackbirds feeding in some grassland could have been new birds in.
The forecast for the foreseeable future is for it to be westerly and like the other week it is going to be neither strong enough for some good sea watching or light enough for searching for migrants. I don't tend to pin my hopes on the forecast and take my birding a day at a time.
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