SE light breeze, very low cloud occasionally turning to drizzle.
After a night that was clear until around midnight and then clouded over I was expecting that there might be few birds present this morning.
The catch turned out to be rather poor however. It was calm with a very slight drizzle at times and very few birds were moving around the reserve. No Grey Wagtails seen and only single figure numbers of Redwing roaming about.
Song Thrush 1
Cetti's Warbler 1 retrap
Blue Tit 3
Lesser Redpoll 5 (all adult except for one)
Vis report from Jean:
Only a little bit of vis today at Middleton 07:00-09:00
Pink-footed Goose 110 NE, presumably from the roost at Pilling, 55 S
Jackdaw 28 S, 103 N
Rook 5 S
Redwing 5 S
Mistle Thrush 3N
Song Thrush 3 NW, 4 grounded
Blackbird 6 grounded then 2 S
Goldfinch 5 W
Reed Bunting 2 SE
Skylark 2 SE
Grey Heron 1 NE
Pied Wagtail 2
Linnet 2 SE
Siskin 1 heard but probably more
Chiffchaff just 1 heard on the reserve
Coal Tit 1
Bullfinch 2 heard - probably local
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This is a still from the clip below and the best view provided before they all took off.
If you watch in slow motion you can see it was the last bird to take off, but no detail possible.