20th September

A far too nice a day after a far too nice a night to have expected much in the way of grounded migrants - and expectations were pretty well spot on. The thin selection at the Bill included just Wheatear, Whinchat, Blackcap and Chiffchaff making it into double figures on the ground, where a lone Pied Flycatcher was about as good as it got in the quality stakes. Visible passage was also surprisingly subdued, with Siskins just topping 50 but no other counts worth a mention.

Immigrant moth numbers dropped away a little, with 2 Delicates at the Obs and a Convolvulus Hawk-moth at Sweethill providing the best of the quality.