A strengthening SE'ly wind brought in lots of thrushes but very little else. In excess of 2,000 Redwings were logged and a few hundred Fieldfares and Blackbirds and at least six Ring Ouzels. The ringed Neder Taft acro was confirmed by Simon as a Reed Warbler and as we haven't ringed one for weeks, it must be a control but it was just too windy to even attempt to put a net up to catch it!
We took Hol's parents round the new obs and had a chat with Raymond. Work has started on downstairs now and with many room partitions in we could picture it better and we were also able to make a few suggestions for improvements......and now is the best time to do it!! Its looking good! Alistair & Pat were impressed too!