16th September

Today's dawn cloud cover didn't seem to affect migrants in any way that was beneficial for us, with considerably less grounded and overhead than might be hoped in mid-September.

Portland Bill
Migrants Meadow Pipit 200 over + 100 grounded, Chiffchaff 50, Blackcap 40, Wheatear 30, Yellow Wagtail 10, Grey Wagtail 7, Tree Pipit 6, with lower totals including singles of Merlin, Whimbrel, Redstart, Reed Warbler, Goldcrest, Firecrest and Siskin.
Sea passage Balearic Shearwater 4w, Greylag Goose 1e.

Knot 5, Sanderling 4, Curlew Sandpiper 1.

Selected immigrants Obs: Rush Veneer 67, Rusty-dot Pearl 23, Turnip 9, Pearly Underwing 7, Silver Y 5, Delicate 3, Vestal 2, Daimond-back 1, Blair's Mocha 1, Convolvulus Hawkmoth 1, Dark Sword grass 1, Scarce Bordered Straw 1.