31st October

A gloriously mild, sunny day but probably a bit too pleasant to have expected migrants to have dropped in any quantity. A Siberian Lesser Whitethroat that showed up at Reap Lane was certainly different to the lingering Obs garden individual that was still present; the lingering at Serin that showed up once at the Bill Quarry provided the only other rarity interest. Late passage was concentrated overhead, where Wood Pigeons and Chaffinches in particular were conspicuous (including 500 Wood Pigeons over the Bill); Redpolls also reached a double figure total for the first time this autumn at the Bill. It was quieter on the ground where a lone Ring Ouzel was the best on offer at the Bill.

Immigrant moth interest continued to tick over, with totals from the Obs traps of 35 Rusty-dot Pearl, 18 Rush Veneer, 13 Diamond-back Moth, 3 Silver Y and a White-speck.