5th September

The bitter wind that saw in the morning ameliorated slowly throughout the day leaving behind a sunny but cool afternoon. A Wryneck sighted early doors, near the obs quarry whet many an appetite for heading into the field, however the Wryneck in question appears to be the individual ringed here a week ago. The false start did mean that there were more observers in the field and as such day totals of commoner migrants were higher than in recent days. Wheatears were the most conspicuous migrant falling just short of a three figure count, the supporting cast was made up of single figures of Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, the fist signs of Chiffchaff migration and both flycatchers. The day had one final surprise in the evening with a the first Turtle Dove of the autumn passing south over Southwell at 6pm.