26th September

Another lovely warm, sunny day but with a freshening easterly wind becoming a feature. Grounded arrivals were a little more conspicuous than yesterday but totals from the Bill of, for example, 25 Wheatears, 20 Chiffchaffs, 15 Blackcaps and 6 Goldcrests were indication enough that there really wasn't a great deal about, whilst quality there didn't get much better than singles of Woodlark and Black Redstart. Overhead passage was strong but tricky to count, with birds on the move on a broad front over the Bill; Swallow and Meadow Pipit were again getting towards four figure totals, whilst singles of Merlin, Hobby, Snipe, Greenshank and Green Sandpiper provided interest amongst the lesser totals there.