I finally decided to brave the gales as it has been a while since I have been on my patch and it appears the gales are not going to stop any time soon. I also saw that there is a big movement of migrants in the country and up to now I have not had one migrant this year.
I can't compete with the quality of Ballyc but I did manage 8 new species for the year in 2 hours this morning before heavy showers made birding miserable. Chiffchaff (yes, Chiffchaff!!!), Wheatear, Willow Warbler, Arctic Tern, House Martin, Sand Martin and Swallow were all welcome as was a male Blackcap, finally.
Still no Fulmar, Rock Pipit or Grey Wagtail !
103 species, 124 points.