25th September

Another day of howling, yet incredibly warm, westerlies saw more movement than the previous wet days (although this isn't saying an awful lot). Numbers were provided by a stream of hirundines and Meadow Pipits throughout the mid-morning. Variety was once again limited to singles of Firecrest, Whinchat and Yellow Wagtail whilst Spotted Flycatchers made it to two. The sea was busier with Balearic Shearwaters putting on the biggest display and 53 birds were recorded throughout the day. Other seabirds of note included the first juvenile Gannet of the year and a small movement of Kittiwakes.

The day's ringing totals were less than impressive! Kudos has to go to Pete Morgan for keeping the nets going all day for very little reward...© Erin Taylor: