27th September

The pretty low-key birding continued with a brisk easterly making it difficult to get amongst what few migrants there seemed to be on the ground. Overhead passage was as strong as yesterday but was mainly taking place on a narrower front along West Cliffs where House Martins in particular were prominent; a few sample counts indicated they were pulsing through at between 1500 and 2500 per hour for the best part of the morning at the Bill so a five figure total was likely reached there. Swallows and Meadow Pipits weren't so numerous today and other species were poorly recorded. Grounded migrants consisted of a very thin scatter of the likes of Wheatears, Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs and Goldcrests, with singles of Turtle Dove at the Bill and Firecrest at Southwell about as good as it got by way of quality. Three Brent Geese and singles of Manx Shearwater and Great Skua passed through off the Bill.

Immigrant moth interest was limited to singles of Delicate and White-speck at the Obs, Olive-tree Pearl at Sweethill and Delicate at West Grove Terrace amongst low numbers of commoner species.