Our expectations were met and we didn't have many grounded migrants, but we did trap a female Pied Flycatcher which was a first ringing record for the Obs! We ringed just eight birds as follows (recaptures in brackets):
Willow Warbler - 3 (1)
Pied Flycatcher - 1
Blackcap - 2
Blackbird - 2
Cetti's Warbler - (1)
The easterly breeze soon strengthened and we had to take the nets down sooner than anticipated. Other than the excitement of the Pied Flycatcher it was quiet except for a passage of 36 Sand Martins northeast.
It was cold overnight and as a result the catch in my moth trap was meagre with just two Hebrew Characters and a Common Quaker.
The forecast is looking okay for some more ringing at the Obs in the morning!