25th September

A day with a rather sad lack of variety and, 150 Chiffchaffs at the Bill aside, none too impressive numbers. Another Yellow-browed Warbler, this time at Reap Lane, provided the only scarce migrant interest, with precious little in the way of even less frequent species bar a lone Firecrest at Avalanche Road. The Chiffchaffs certainly dominated on the ground, with few other arrivals except for the ubiquitous Meadow Pipits even managing a double figure total at the Bill. Meadow Pipits also made up the lion's share of overhead passage, with 500 through over the Bill where there was a trickle of other pipits and wagtails but a surprisingly poor passage of hirundines.