When will these cold westerly winds depart and be replaced with a warm southerly air flow? Maybe next week but until then, the odd migrant is still slowly trickling through the observatory.
New migrants today included 31 Swift, 8 Swallow, 5 House Martin, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Wheatear, 5 Sandwich Tern, 3 Little Tern, 1 Common Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gulls (1st. summer and 2 Adults), 1 Kittiwake, 4 Turnstone, 4 Sanderling, 1 Hobby and 1 Gadwall.
The first dragonfly of the year emerged late morning from our pond, this Broad-bodied Chaser, soon to be on the wing properly once it has properly warmed through.
Ringing: 8 birds ringed during the morning including 3 Great Tit, 3 Linnet, 1 Robin and 1 Common Whitethroat.