The week started with a few birds left over from the fall at the end of last week, and by half way through the week we had only 155 birds ringed. Winds were forecast to go to the south-east on Thursday night so we were hopful for Friday morning. What happened was mega with large flocks of bird coming in off the sea Redwing, Song Thrushes, Robins, Chiffchaffs, Blackbirds, Siskin, Brambling and loads more.
Ths highlight was 3 Great Grey Shrikes in the hand at the same time. Libby ringed Ring Ouzel and Redstart
on the last morning to add to the 7 new ringing ticks she had during the week.
We left the island at 3pm on Saturday with thousands of bird still there, our final total was 453 but could have been double that with a little better organisation.