27th October

In common with what we've experienced throughout this autumn today didn't live up to its billing, with the sudden blast of raw northerly not delivering the pulse of thrushes, finches and the like that ought to have been on the cards. Departing Wood Pigeons - including 650 over the Bill - made up the bulk of the numbers, with only Chaffinches even slightly well represented amongst the also rans. Despite a lot of searching, quality didn't beyond the level of 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Avalanche Road, a Ring Ouzel nearby and singles of Green Woodpecker and Woodlark at the Bill.

One of the handful of Bramblings that dropped in during the morning © Roger Hewitt: