I got another wet collar on the way into work this am, and very little was noted during my walk in. This afternoon brightened up a bit, so I headed off out, first of all round to check the lake area, and the scrubby bit next to it, then again off to Migrant Alley. At the lake, just MALLARDS were present, with the odd MOORHEN, and along the edges of the lake, a mixed flock of GREAT, BLUE and LONG TAILED TITS fed together, with singles of CHIFFCHAFF, GOLDCREST and TREECREEPER.
At Migrant Alley there was no sign of Wheatears or Whinchats, but plenty of LINNETS (flock of 15) and GOLDFINCH (flock of 21), also, overhead I counted 5 SWIFT going south, and later a single went over, with a LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL. I'm off work now till next tues. so plenty of migrant hunting to be had!
Above, a Goldfinch, in Juv. plumage