21st September

A succession of drizzly rain bands that passed through during the morning gave a different complexion to the weather today and saw most attention given to the sea. The watches were certainly slow-burners at the Bill before the clearance of the last of the rain perked things up for half-an-hour or so around midday; the eventual totals there amounted to 30 Common Scoter, 7 Great Skuas, 6 Arctic Skuas, 5 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Sandwich Terns, a Sooty Shearwater and a Long-tailed Skua. Token coverage of the land came up with a handful of routine migrants at the Bill and a Knot, a Little Stint and a Yellow-legged Gull at Ferrybridge.

Two Delicates were the only oddities amongst the mearge selection of immigrant moths trapped overnight at the Obs.