Where were all the Willow Warblers?

30th August 2013 – bright and sunny W3/4
A few Sandwich Tern were the only record of note.
Grounded Migrants
Evidenced by just 3 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler and single Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler.
Wildfowl and Waders
Five Shoveler were amongst 85 Teal and 3 Greenshank were the pick of the waders.
The month was highlighted by an alarming lack of Willow Warbler with just 5 birds ringed. The low monthly total involved 124 birds of 15 species with individual species totals as follows: House Sparrow (60), Greenfinch (21), Robin (12), Goldfinch (6), Whitethroat (5), Willow Warbler (5), Tree Sparrow (3), Blackbird (3), Sedge Warbler (3), Garden Warbler (1), Dunnock (1), Starling (1), Cuckoo (1), Redstart (1) and Swallow (1).
A Merlin was the best of the rest.