Shag and Cormorant by Grant Prater (last week- too gutted to remember)- identified from this photo
Weather chart (below) for 070809- showing that not all northwest winds are barren
Typically north east winds generated over the North Sea are associated with this sort of influx of migrants. A process called drift. What is note-worthy about this event is that wind direction was northwest over Beddington, a wind direction not often associated with visible migration. However the bigger picture (above) shows that these northwest winds are simply a local change in direction of a larger system which is generating drift from the continent.
1 juvenile Ruff, 1 juvenile Knot, 3 juvenile Dunlin, 2 juvenile Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Hobby, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Willow Warbler, 40+ House Martin, 5 Sand Martin, 45+ Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 10 Little Grebe, 10 Teal