2nd October

A brisk and cloudy morning soon evaporated into somewhat of a stunner where weather was concerned. Avian highlights included the second Cetti's Warbler of the autumn trapped in Culverwell, 36 Brent Geese East past the Bill and a Merlin in the top fields. Otherwise, the movement that has brought Hoopoe and Wryneck to our shores in recent days seems to have slowed up and only a handful of other commoner migrants were recorded throughout the day. 

 Keith's regular checking of the local gull flock has paid off handsomely in recent weeks and today saw a grand total of three Yellow-legged Gulls including this smart second calendar year bird ©Keith Pritchard: