Great grey shrike (c) Ian Mills
Unlike Friday, today started manic, lots of thrushes and robins, followed by chaffinch, siskin, bramblings and a whinchat. I got a call that a red breasted flycatcher had been found in the southern area of the coastal park which meant we might get a good bird soon. I didnt have to wait long before one turned up in one of the nets! By about 13:00 we had trapped about 130 birds which was the best catch at the Obs. In the afternoon I got a call that a pallas' grasshopper warbler had been found in Whitburn village. I therefore closed nets and headed over to the site. I put a few nets up and we had a few organised flushes which only produced 6 dunnock and 2 robins.
Red breasted flycatcher (c) Ian Mills
What will tomorrow bring?