11th October

Although both the Yellow-browed Warbler and Ring Ouzel remained at the Obs, with the wind quite quickly building toward gale force most attention was by necessity given to the sea. Early rewards were scant indeed although a passing Sabine's Gull was spotted by some observers at the Bill tip and 2 Great Skuas were logged both there and at Chesil Cove; a short, sharp pulse of action in mid-afternoon saw 5 Sooty Shearwaters, 5 Balearic Shearwaters, a Storm Petrel and an Arctic Skua logged in quick time at the Bill before passage fizzled out as quickly as it had started.

It was far too windy to have expected rewards from the moth-traps, with a lone Delicate the only immigrant of note at Obs.

This autumn's American wader bonanza in the area has been a real treat, with the latest star - the Lesser Yellowlegs at RSPB Lodmoor - putting on a great show this morning © Joe Stockwell (stills) and Bob Ford (video):