10th October

Uninspiring dreary, breezy conditions saw to it that birding was much trickier today. Visible passage - mainly of Linnets - was quite strong for a while but grounded migrants weren't at all plentiful and looked to include as many left-overs from previous days as new arrivals. A Yellow-browed Warbler lingered for a second day at the Obs with a second individual showing up at Pennsylvania Castle, a Lapland Bunting passed over at Penn's Weare, a Ring Ouzel was still present at the Bill and a couple of Firecrests were about in sheltered spots. Linnets were still numerous, with 1000 grounded at the Bill and another 1500 or so passing through there, but there were few other noteworthy totals amongst the routine assortment of other mid-October regulars making the day-list.

Nine Delicates were the best of the overnight immigrant moth catch at the Obs.

The Ring Ouzel in the Obs/hut fields area was a steadfast lurker - rarely seen other in flight or obscured in deep cover © Martin Cade: