The bad news is that the hoped for easterlies haven't materialised, nor is there any sign that they are coming anytime soon. That said, previous years when the earlier parts of September have been dominated by westerly winds, the birds just seem to stack up and come in en-masse later on.
|Wheatears increased again from the 8th, with over 80 seen. Many of the trapped birds had measurements fitting leucorhoa, showing they have arrived here from Greenland.|
|River Warbler (photo Jason Moss), a surprise pre-breakfast find on a day dominated by westerly winds.|
|Marsh Warbler (photo Ed Tooth).|
|Lapland Bunting on Buness, presumably an arrival from the North-west.|
It looks like there'll be a few more days of westerlies yet, but another surprise or two like the River Warbler could still be out there somewhere waiting to be found...