24th September

With the remnants of Humberto ravaging the south-west and the jet stream pointed in a similar direction, most of today's efforts were put into hunting down some sort of American wood warbler. Our hopes were to be dashed however, and the best we could muster were a Grasshopper Warbler at the Hump, a Firecrest at the obs and a Garden Warbler in the hut fields. Elsewhere on the island a couple of Redstarts were located as well as a Great Egret at Ferrybridge. The sea was quieter than expected but a Sooty Shearwater, 12 Balearics and six Bonxies were a good reward for our efforts. 

Results from one of Nick Hopper's 'noc mig' sessions on the night of the 19th/20th produced both the first nocturnal Ortolan Bunting and Song Thrush of the autumn, as well as singles of Grey Heron, Pied Flycatcher and Robin