We got up early and went ringing this morning, unfortunately metcheck and xcweather had it bang on and and rain duly fell at 10am, their predictions were even more spot on this afternoon that the strong westerly has arrived.
So, before the rain, we managed to ring six birds:
willow warbler - 1 adult
blackcap - 1 juv
wren - 2juv's
robin - 1 juv
dunnock - 1 juv
Blackcaps and willow chiifs were calling all morning but we didn't catch 'em.
Other than that, two greenshank went over calling and there was a little meadow pipit passage. A pale-phase arctic skua was offshore.