Despite the moderate SE winds there were clear skies over Whitburn today. It was clear from the offset that there were very few birds around. A yellow browed warbler was present in the Big Mound and in the Little Arc (mound to the east of the Big Mound). In total of 5 yellow browed warblers were present in the Coastal Park with a further 7 in the local area, of which 5 were in Church Lane, Whitburn. Ringing was slow all day with a total of 11 birds ringed of 6 species including 3 retraps.
12 yellow-browed warbler
2 richard's pipits
1 marsh tit (Marsden Quarry)
song thrush (4), great tit (2), greenfinch (2), singles of blue tit, brambling, siskin and a retrap blackcap and song thrush (2).