20th September

Its beginning to feel rather 'do or die' and all we can do is wait and see whether our Yank decides to turn up. Whilst we're waiting, the sea produced another small string of 12 Balearic Shearwaters, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 10 Common Scoters, 1 Great Skua, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, and the first Great Northern Diver of the autumn. Land-based migrants were limited to a lingering Spotted Flycatcher (which managed to put on 0.6g throughout the day despite the weather), 5 Wheatears, 28 Swallows, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Chiffchaff and 4 Chaffinches.