8th October

In increasingly stormy conditions the Rose-coloured Starling and Black Guillemot were both still about but it was the seawatchers who mined the majority of what nuggets of interest there were in the way of newcomers. After a morning when virtually nothing was moving on the sea the increase in wind strength eventually led to a limited displacement taking place during the afternoon, when a Long-tailed Skua and 4 Balearic Shearwaters passed through Chesil Cove and 6 Balearic Shearwaters, 3 Arctic Skuas, 3 Great Skuas and singles of Great Northern Diver, Manx Shearwater and Sooty Shearwater were logged at the Bill. The land was far too blown out for any meaningful coverage, but a Yellow-browed Warbler showed up at Southwell, 2 Merlins and a Firecrest were at the Bill and another Firecrest was at Pennsylvania Castle.