24th October

 An absolute wash-out of a day saw the wind picking up through the morning to a gusting gale-force south westerly by the afternoon. The slow build-up meant that the sea didn't really get going until the worst of the weather had set in. The morning's Chesil Cove vigil saw good numbers of common species, but by the afternoon off the Bill a smattering of Shearwaters and Skuas included seven Sooty Shearwaters, three each of Balearic and Manx Shearwater and five Bonxies. The land remained woefully quiet (although partially through lack of attention), with a lone Yellow-browed Warbler at Old Hill the best of the bunch.