17th October

Although the daylight hours became increasingly pleasantly warm, sunny and birdable it had at times been howlingly windy and unpleasant overnight which looked to have stopped migration in its tracks - not that a great deal had been happening beforehand! Amongst the light scatter of common migrants on the ground and overhead the continuing Wryneck, 2 each of Black Redstart, Dartford Warbler and Firecrest and singles of Merlin, Hobby and Great Spotted Woodpecker provided some interest, whilst offshore another 2 Balearic Shearwaters passed by.