Ringing at the lighthouse was again quiet (totals online — click Ringing), though we did catch a new bird for the spring ringing season: a female Northern Wheatear.
As we discovered, they're not too easy to age! That obvious moult limit in the greater coverts is the result of a pre-breeding moult; the overall worn brown appearance to the rest of the wing suggests the bird is a 2cy.
Checking reference material at the light box
As I was leaving, I could hear a Common Rosefinch singing. I tracked it down in the lighthouse garden where I found it (a rather orange-red bird with the colour restricted to the front of the head and breast, so presumably a 3cy bird) sat singing in the company of a female.
It's set to be even warmer tomorrow (24 °C) with the southeasterly winds continuing, so it could be an interesting day... although I'm quite sure we've been saying that for the last ten days!