Not the best conditions for grounded migrants but I did have two Redwings and three Goldcrests grounded.
It was more of a vis morning and because of the clear conditions everything was high, and with most species this morning I was just hearing a flight call without seeing the bird or more to the point birds. This means that in my notebook one call = one bird, when in reality it probably meant several.
My vis totals were 34 Woodpigeons, 73 Meadow Pipits, five Alba Wags, twelve Goldfinches, 33 Linnets, a Reed Bunting, nine Lesser Redpolls, six Collared Doves, a Swallow and two Carrion Crows.
Meadow Pipit. I didn't know this bird was ringed until looking at the picture
on my computer!
The sea was fairly quiet but I did have my first Sandwich Terns when two flew north. In addition to the 'Sarnies' were 300 Knot, 15 Eiders, three Red-breasted Mergansers, three Cormorants and five Common Scoters.
I have four breeding wader surveys to do in the Lancashire uplands tomorrow, so it will be Friday before I'm back on the patch.