29th September

Chesil Cove stole the show today with a decent little sea watch getting going for a few hours either side of midday: a Grey Phalarope and a Long-tailed Skua provided the quality, with 335 Kittiwakes, 16 Arctic Skuas and 2 each of Storm Petrel and Arctic Tern padding out the list; the Bill couldn't manage much more than 3 Arctic Skuas and singles of Balearic Shearwater, Brent Goose and Great Skua. The land was again blown-out and barely birdable with a single Firecrest about as good as it got at the Bill.