23rd September

A window of opportunity this morning allowed for a number of intrepid birders to cover the recording area before the wild wind and rain arrived just after midday. The brief period of coverage revealed little in the way of migratory birds with Wheatears and Whinchats making up the bulk of the day's totals, topped up with a lone Sedge Warbler and single figures of: Yellow Wagtails, Tree Pipits and Chaffinches. A Red-throated Diver heading east was the first of the autumn from the Bill and was accompanied by two Arctic Skuas, two Balearic Shearwaters and a Black-headed Gull.