Kingfisher in poor early light
No sign of the Bluethroat at the Project Pool, but there was a cracking Jack Snipe out in the open. A Water Rail showed well as it ran across the pool.
After the full English I met the lads at the Garrison where we briefly had a Yellow-browed Warbler and a few Goldcrest. Redwing continued to stream over with 8 Fieldfare and 20+ Skylark. A Merlin shot past, chasing migrants along the shore.
A casualty of the winds was a migrant first winter Water Rail that we picked up from the path. I hope that it recovered.
Water Rail (hand model available for hire)
Back to Lower Moors gave 2 Jack Snipe plus Clouded Yellow and Small Tortoiseshell.
At Old Town churchyard the Red-breasted Flycatcher showed briefly and a huge Prickly Stick Insect was in the graveyard. Large White was new for the trip list.
Prickly Stick Insect
A wander up to Carreg Dhu gardens gave us a Firecrest with a few Goldcrest while House Martin hawked insects overhead.
We need some new birds