10th November

Somewhat of an anticlimax today, with seemingly very little change in conditions there appeared to have been a mass departure, most noticeably of Goldcrests. An increase in Black Redstarts was evident across the island with double figures reaches, however, other novel migrants were thin on the ground.  The highlights on the sea were a lone Velvet Scoter past the Bill with two Common Scoters, and four Eiders. Land-based highlights were hard to come by and we had to rely on the lingering delights of Yellow-browed Warblers (one each in Southwell and Church Ope Cove) and the ever faithful Rosy Starling in Easton.

Tree Mallow is invaluable at this time of year, providing a rich source of invertebrates for hungry migrants © Pete Saunders

Two of the Black Redstarts at the Bill © Joe Stockwell: