18th November

In this era of their being so plentiful it wasn't too much of a shock - even if the overnight conditions had seemed pretty unsuitable for new arrivals - when a Yellow-browed Warbler was heard calling vigorously at the Obs soon after dawn; with the wind soon gusting well up to gale force the bird didn't afford any more than a couple of brief views during the rest of the morning. With no other newcomers in evidence on the ground it was left to another 1600 Wood Pigeons and 360 Goldfinches through at the Bill to provide the day's evidence of ongoing autumn passage; lingerers also still about included singles of Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl and Firecrest at the Bill and a Black Redstart at Blacknor. The sea got plenty more scrutiny, with 4 Arctic Skuas and singles of Red-throated Diver, Black-throated Diver, Grey Plover and Great Skua eventually logged at the Bill.