29th August

It's beginning to seem like a stir-up in the weather won't do any harm, with samey conditions producing a samey selection of migrants again today. A passing Osprey over Weston and the first Merlin of the autumn at the Bill were noteworthy, but apart from small arrival of Pied Flycatchers - including at least 7 at the Bill - the migrant situation remained at the level of a fair spread of Yellow and White Wagtails, Wheatears, Redstarts, Spotted Flycatchers and routine waders and warblers on the ground and a Hobby and a few Tree Pipits and hirundines overhead. A small resurgence in Balearic Shearwaters saw 22 logged at the Bill, where 2 Arctic and a Great Skua also passed by.

A selection of the day's migrant action: Merlin, Wheatear and Yellow Wagtail © Joe Stockwell and godwit duo and Sandwich Terns © Pete Saunders: