Some evidence of visible migration included over 40 Carrion Crows west. Also a wagtail which sounded like White Wagtail, though I'm not confident enough to claim these purely on call yet. A single Swallow flew west as did 2 more Mediterranean Gulls; I'm sure if I'd been at Gun Hill from first light and concentrated on vis mig I'd have seen a lot more. The wind was always meant to get up later on but it started off windier than I was expecting and hearing birds calling above the wind became increasingly difficult as the morning progressed.
There weren't huge numbers of grounded migrants around - a Goldcrest by the boardwalk, 5 Wheatears in the dunes and best, a party of 4 Ring Ouzels.
Ring Ouzels, Burnham Overy, 12th April
As I headed back this Spoonbill was feeding in the saltmarsh:
Spoonbill, Burnham Overy, 12th April
Here are some other snaps taken during the course of the morning.
Linnet, Burnham Overy, 12th April
Pochards, Burnham Overy, 12th April - no sign of the hybrid today
Cormorant, Burnham Overy, 12th April
Since last Sunday there has been plenty more Ring Ouzel action for those fortunate enough to get out. I've been stuck indoors, either working or sick, so until yesterday I hadn't managed anything better than hearing a singing Willow Warbler at home on Wednesday.
Now on the mend I decided to pop out for an hour or so yesterday afternoon, primarily to see Emperor Moths attracted to the pheremone lure Dave has borrowed. Got a singing Dartford Warbler followed by a singing Woodlark as well as the moths. Back to bed exhausted as soon as I got home!