There were a few Blackbirds around this morning, but they were all local
The only obvious grounded migrants I had this morning were two Goldcrests and a single Tree Sparrow. I heard the Tree Sparrow calling and thought that it was going over, but instead it was perched in some Hawthorns in front of one of my nets!
I couldn't really tell whether the 'vis' was heavier or lighter than yesterday as I was 400 m in from the coast and looking after mist nets, so sometimes my concentration wasn't directed skywards. Nevertheless I did record some vis in the form of 66 Meadow Pipits, five Lesser Redpolls, five Alba Wags, seven Curlews, four Jackdaws, 77 Pink-footed Geese, two Grey Wagtails, a Goldfinch, a Chaffinch, 15 Whooper Swans and a Linnet.
Another photogenic Dunnock, but a different bird to yesterday's poser.
There's plenty of Lesser Celandine flowering at the moment.
Raptors were represented this morning by females of Kestrel and Sparrowhawk. I managed to ring ten Meadow Pipits and a single Greenfinch; not exactly 'rocking', but good to get a first ringing session in at the Obs for me for the spring.
Back home my moth trap yielded just a single moth again, but this time it was a Common Quaker.
I'm waiting to find out if I have a site visit to do over near Burnley in the morning or not, and if I don't I'll brave another 5:00 am alarm call and do some more migration monitoring at the Obs.