Migration blocked!

26th April 2011 – overcast NE3/4
Few birds were on the move with just 31 Common Scoter, 3 Red-throated Diver, 2 Guillemot and single Arctic Tern and Gannet logged (0730-0800).
Grounded Migrants
Paltry fare with just 2 Chiffchaff and singles of Redstart, Blackcap, Wheatear and Willow Warbler likely candidates for new arrivals.
Diurnal Migration
A few Swallow were still moving through.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Little Ringed Plover remains and 5 Black-tailed Godwit were seen.
The full details on two Goldfinch movements have recently come to light. A first-year female ringed at Bromhey Farm, Kent on 1st December 2009 was caught on spring passage at South Walney on 24th April 2010 (382km NW) and a first year trapped South Walney during autumn passage on 16th October 2010 was controlled at Gomshall, Surrey (364km SSE) on 8th December 2010.
The first Red Admiral of the year was seen.