The promise of bushes full of migrants sadly didn't arrive this morning. Decided to check the area around the good Thornham garden again. The 2 spooted flys were still present and although there was an imcrease in chiffs and blackcaps there was not a great deal else. Snipe were on the move and I had at least 20 west in an hour. A short look around the carpark before work produced a nice pied flycatcher.
The wind turned northerly with some heavy rain this afternoon and the surprise of the day was a fieldfare over the garden this evening. It circled the garden calling and looked to go to roost in one of the local gardens - winter is not far away!!