A blustery day with near gale force SW>7 gusting >9 with some sunshine and fine drizzle showers.
Had a small window in my commitments tonight just before last light so headed up to Ned Hill to check out the western hillside of Soil Hill and see if anything was moving in the darkening sky,( a good time for Osprey).
The SW wind was howling up there and as expected in the conditions the sky was quiet other than 5 Goosander heading for the Oxenhope roost, 1 Kestrel struggling to hover in the wind and a few Meadow Pipits moving from field to field.
An influx of Alba Wagtails was apparent with up to 11 in and around the goose field, this sighting coinciding with 5 seen whilst driving through Bradshaw earlier in the evening and 4 at the bottom of Perseverence Road.
No Wheatears showing but as DJS said, the second wave will be on us shortly.