4th November

Not quite the day that had been hoped for: overnight rain heralded a change from the quiet, mild conditions of recent days to a cooler, blustery airstream but dropped far fewer late migrants than had looked to be on the cards. The north of the island was favoured with what numbers there were: 2 Hawfinches left to the north from Verne Common and 3 Ring Ouzels were at Penn's Weare, whilst 70 Redwings made up the bulk of a flurry of thrushes and finches at High Angle Battery. Another Hawfinch passed over the Bill, where a Short-eared Owl arrived in off the sea and 2 Wheatears and a Merlin were of note amongst the small numbers of routine migrants. There was still a scatter of Firecrests everywhere and a single Black Redstart was at Reap Lane. Two Great Skuas and an Arctic Skua passed through off the Bill.

The first Gem for a while and another Cosmopolitan were of note amongst a small overnight catch of immigrant moths at the Obs.