Nick, Gripper and I got soaked in a tropical-like down pour this evening. A few bits and bobs about including 1 Greenshank, 20+ Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpiper, 1 adult Hobby, 4 juvenile Shelduck on the lake and also 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler and 5+ Whitethroat.
The Swifts have been coming and going throughout the week- groups appear and than disappear so maybe birds are moving south now. Hobby has been daily for the last three days so maybe these are migrants too.
Not many Blackcaps about so perhaps these have moved on and Reed Warblers have either moved on or keeping very quiet.