Monday, 11 May 2009
These strong east to northeast winds are fairly atypical in my opinion for this time of year. Perhaps migrants won't be expecting these strong cross winds as they cross the fairly calm Bay of Biscay and Channel. Surprises for migrants equals surprises for birders. As an occluded front moves north and settles over the southeast on Wednesday (see chart) low cloud might also be thrown into the mix. Who knows. Forecasting birds is a dark craft, that only fools practice:-) But I've got my eye on the next few days.