I went for some Vis Mig this morning after Jen reminded me of an Osprey I had there last year >SW on the 28th August) so that was the incentive !! but after the drizzle started at 08:45 there was nothing other than increasing >ESE wind and decreasing visibility.
Early movers were:
1 Goldfinch >S
62 Swallows >S
3 L B B gulls >S
2 B H Gulls >S
1 Meadow Pipit >N
Birds around the site included
1 Green Woodpecker
3 Curlew arrived on the golf course
c45 Canada Geese (at Back Lane , Ogden with the scope)
2 Stock Doves
c38 Meadow Pipits at 'The Withens'
1 G C Grebe on Mixenden and 15+ Swallows feeding over the res'r
Just 1 Wheatear found at Fly Flatts + 1 L B B Gull and 2 Mallard !
3 Little Owls near Wainstalls
Went home wet through - very enjoyable.