10th September

The relatively calm of dawn was short-lived and it wasn't long before a full-blown southwesterly gale sprung up. The Obs Quarry Wryneck continued to entertain and an early flurry of overhead passage saw both Swallow and Meadow Pipit get up to around the 500 mark at the Bill, but grounded migrant remained stubbornly thin on the ground with none reaching worthwhile totals at anywhere that received coverage. Sea interest increased as the wind freshened although neither quality nor quantity were anything special: Bill totals included 51 Manx Shearwaters, 18 Balearic Shearwaters, 4 Teal, 3 Arctic Skuas, a Sooty Shearwater and a Great Skua, whilst 12 Manx Shearwaters and a Great Skua passed though off Chesil Cove and 6 Arctic Terns headed over Ferrybridge. Waders at Ferrybridge included 39 Dunlin, 4 Sanderling, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits and a Knot.

Two Scarce Bordered Straw at the Grove were the best of the night's immigrant moth catch.

The Obs Quarry Wryneck continued to attract a steady steam of photographers © Abi Jacobs (upper) and Simon Craft (lower):