For some reason I decided to record the moths this morning after being woken by heavy rain and strong winds about 4am. It wasn't quite the washout I thought it might be, 33 moths of 15 species were recorded. Dark Swordgrass was the only migrant, other moths included Angle Shades,Shuttle Shaped Dart and 1 November Moth.
Out of the darkness around 6.50 this morning a GOLDEN PLOVER (111) called twice, from the direction of the calls it was flying south, I normally get one or two records a year. This one was very welcome taking me passed my previous best total for the year. After the Plover there wasn't a lot to add, 5 BLACK HEADED GULLS flew north as did 20 HERRING GULLS, the only winter thrush was one FIELDFARE, west, there were also singles of MEADOW PIPIT and KESTREL. The large LINNET flock remains and 2 CHIFFCHAFFS are still hanging on. I couldn't find any Redpoll flocks settled this morning, though several birds were heard throughout the visit.