16th October

Not a very eventful day, with a few lingerers but nothing much in the way of new arrivals downed by some pretty heavy rain in the late hours of the night. Yellow-browed Warblers remained at Southwell School (2), Langley Close and the Obs, but the only other scarcer migrant making the list were a couple of Ring Ouzels at the Bill, a Balearic Shearwater through on the sea there and a Firecrest at Pennsylvania Castle. Commoner migrants really weren't at all plentiful, with a thin spread of routine fare on the ground, very little visible passage and 2 Red-throated Divers the only other worthwhile sightings on the sea at the Bill.

It remained far too windy to have expected much reward from the moth-traps, with singles of Delicate and Scarce Bordered Straw at the Grove easily the best of the handful of immigrants.